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Wales Rugby star, Davies signs new contract with Scarlets

Gareth Davies made his Wales international debut against South Africa in June 2014

Gareth Davies made his Wales international debut against South Africa in June 2014

Wales scrum-half, Gareth Davies has signed a new contract with Scarlets until the end of the 2017-18 season.

The 25-year-old would have been out of contract at the end of this season.

Davies starred for Wales with five tries during their run to the 2015 World Cup quarter-finals after Ospreys’ Rhys Webb had been ruled out of the tournament with injury.

“Interest from elsewhere has been flattering but I always wanted to remain here,” said Davies.

Davies’ deal comes after Wales team-mate Scott Williams signed a contract that keeps him at Parc y Scarlets until 2018.
Centre Williams, 25, was in line for a new national dual contract in which the Welsh Rugby Union would pay 60% of his wages.

But the offer was withdrawn amid an accusation of a bidding war among Wales’ regions over Williams, and a dual contract was not offered to Davies either.

Centre Jonathan Davies will return to Scarlets on such a contract from Clermont Auvergne for the 2016-17 season to partner Williams in midfield.

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