Scarlets expect Owens to stay

Date published: February 7 2017

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac has cooled recent reports in France that hooker Ken Owens could leave the region to join Top 14 side Pau.

Midi Olimpique say the Wales international has been targeted as a new arrival at Pau, with his contract set to expire at the end of 2016/17.

But Pivac has told BBC Wales Sport that he would be "very surprised" to see Owens move on, with a Scarlets spokesperson adding that the international hooker, who started against Italy last weekend, is currently in talks with the Parc y Scarlets side about extending his deal.