A century up and more to come, Dan Jones agrees new Scarlets deal

Natalie Jones News, Player News

Dan Jones, who recently celebrated a century of Scarlets appearances, has signed a new contract to extend his stay at his home region.

The 24-year-old fly-half, who came through the academy system at Parc y Scarlets, becomes the latest player to agree a new deal.

Jones has proven himself an integral performer in the No. 10 jersey and is on the verge of reaching the 500-point milestone for the Scarlets.

A Carmarthen product, he came through the Scarlets age-grade pathway and made his senior debut against Cardiff Blues in November 2014. He was a member of the Grand Slam-winning Wales U20s side two years later.

He has been a regular for the Scarlets in the last four seasons and played a crucial role as the side reached the Champions Cup semi-finals in 2017-18.

This season, Jones’s nerveless late penalty sealed a crucial Guinness PRO14 win over Benetton, while he crossed for one of the Scarlets’ five tries in the bonus-point win at London Irish that secured a place in the knockout stages of the European Challenge Cup.

“It was a proud moment for me to reach a century of appearances for my home region, it is a place that is close to my heart and I’m delighted to have signed a new contract,” he said.

“It is a fantastic environment to be part of and everyone has bought into it. You are given the opportunity to express yourself and that has translated onto the field.

“There is always strong competition for the jersey, but that is the case across the board – everyone is pushing each other and the squad here is as strong as it has been since I have been involved.

“There are exciting times ahead, but at the moment we are all focused on a huge game on Saturday against Edinburgh.”