United Rugby Championship: Scarlets re-sign Gareth Davies, George Turner stays with Glasgow

Scarlets stalwart and Welsh international scrum-half Gareth Davies has put pen to paper on a new contract which will extend his stay at Parc y Scarlets to more than 15 years.

Davies, 31, has made 213 appearances in the jersey as well as 67 in the Welsh red. He has scored 55 tries for the Scarlets, with his most memorable score being in the Pro12 final win over Munster five years ago.

Loved every minute

He will be most remembered by Welsh fans for scoring the try that helped knock England out of their own World Cup in 2015.

“I have always been extremely proud to wear the Scarlets jersey, it means a huge amount to me and my family. It was an easy decision to sign a new contract here,” he said.

“I first joined the Scarlets Academy when I was 17 years old and I’ve played over 200 games for the club. Since Dwayne has arrived I’ve loved every minute of it. As a youngster he was someone that I admired as a player growing up.

“It is a great place to come into work every day, we feel we are really building something with Dwayne and the other coaches. As you’ve seen from some of our most recent games there’s a good crop of youngsters coming through which is great for us as a squad.

“Winning the Pro12 title with the Scarlets a few years ago is up there as one of my career highlights and as a group we want to be challenging for silverware and the best in Europe again. We have four big games left and hopefully we can get into the URC play-offs and secure Champions Cup rugby again for next season.”

Meanwhile, Glasgow and Scotland hooker George Turner has become the latest to re-commit to playing at Scotstoun.

Turner, 29, has followed front-row team-mates Oli Kebble, Jamie Bhatti and Zander Fagerson in signing a new contract with Glasgow, having been there for four years already.

“I’m really happy to be staying with the Warriors,” Turner told glasgowwarriors.org.

“I’ve grown my game massively in my time here, I feel like I’ve still got more to give and I think this is the place that will allow me to push on and develop.

“I love being here. Glasgow Warriors gave me my chance and I can’t wait to keep going.

“The club is in a great place – we’ve got some great young boys coming through, we’ve made some exciting signings in recent years and there are even more to come. It’s a great time to be a Glasgow Warrior.

“We have a massive eight weeks ahead of us and we’re all looking to keep pushing forward.”

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