Price to bolster Scarlets pack

Scarlets can today confirm that loosehead prop Phil Price has signed a full-time contract with the West Wales region.

Price, 29, joined the Scarlets in January on a loan agreement from fellow Welsh region the Dragons, and has today extended the loan agreement until the end of the season whilst penning a new contract with the Scarlets keeping him at Parc y Scarlets until 2018/19 and beyond.

He has made five appearances to date in the Scarlets jersey: two in the Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign against Harlequins and Sale Sharks and three in the Guinness PRO14.

Commenting on the news head coach Wayne Pivac said; “We’ve been impressed with Phil since he joined us at the start of the year, he’s fitted in well to the squad and has grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

“Having strength in depth is important if we want to continue to be competitive on both fronts, in the Guinness PRO14 and European Rugby Champions Cup. Having a player of Phil’s experience in the squad is particularly important not only to help develop our young crop of props but also to ensure we remain competitive during the international windows.”

Phil Price added; “I’m grateful to the coaches here at the Scarlets for the opportunities I’ve had so far this year. I’ve had a great welcome and the boys have been great. There’s a very exciting few months and years ahead and I hope I get an opportunity to play my part.

“I’d like to thank everyone at the Dragons for their support over the years. It was an honour to represent the region and I wish them all well for the remainder of the season.”