Jones extends Scarlets deal

Date published: January 17 2017

Scarlets fly-half Dan Jones has signed a long-term deal with the region.

The 21-year-old fly-half is the latest Scarlets Academy graduate to put pen to paper keeping him at the region for the next few years. The announcement follows confirmation last week that young winger Steff Evans has extended his stay at his home region.

Carmarthen born and raised Jones has scored 28 points in the region’s last two games, helping the side secure a victory over Ulster in the PRO12 and a draw against European champions Saracens on Sunday.

Jones, who shone in Wales’ Grand Slam winning Six Nations campaign last season has made 28 appearances for the region to date, scoring 133 points including 17 points in Sunday’s European Champions Cup clash against current champions Saracens.

Commenting on the news Jones said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract with the Scarlets and can hopefully I can repay the coaches for their faith in me with good performances over the coming weeks and months.

“Playing and representing the Scarlets is something I’ve wanted to do from a very young age. I used to watch Steve play and being able to learn and develop my game under his leadership is a fantastic opportunity for me.

“There’s huge competition in the squad at the moment which is helping us all develop our game and keeping us all on our toes. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season as we push on in the PRO12 and to the next few years at the Scarlets.”

Scarlets Head Coach Wayne Pivac said: “Dan has been patient over the couple of seasons taking his opportunities when they become available. He’s developed as a player both on and off the field and has gained experience whilst also holding his own against some of the most experienced fly-halves in world rugby.”