Jones re-signs with Scarlets

Date published: March 2 2017

Scarlets have confirmed that Assistant Coach Stephen Jones is the latest to put pen to paper, signing a new deal with his home region.

The announcement comes just days after the region confirmed a new deal for fellow Assistant Coach Ioan Cunningham.

Jones, one of Wales' most successful backs and the country's second highest points scorer, has engineered Scarlets' exciting and attacking style of play.

Jones told the Scarlets website that he was excited about continuing his future at Scarlets.

"I'm pleased to extend my time with the Scarlets, especially as we head towards a pivotal period in the season," he said.

"We've been working tirelessly behind the scenes over the last few years and the players have bought into the ethos with great enthusiasm and energy. We're seeing the improvements on the field and it's great to see such a high number of the region's young talent making a name for themselves in the PRO12 and stepping up to the plate in Europe."

Commenting on the news Scarlets Head Coach Wayne Pivac said: "We're delighted to be announcing that Stephen has put pen to paper on a new deal only a few days after announcing a new deal for Ioan.

"We have another big challenge ahead of us this weekend as we do everything within our power to secure a place in the top four. A big part of the success is the compatibility of the management group and the fact that it's enjoyable coming to work every day.

"Stephen is a tireless worker and his enthusiasm, as well as his technical and tactical ability rubs off on the boys and that is evident both on and off the field."