Rhys Patchell signs new Scarlets contract

Rob LloydNews

Scarlets are delighted to announce that Wales international Rhys Patchell has agreed a new deal to extend his stay at the club.

The 28-year-old fly-half is in his sixth season in West Wales, having been an integral member of the title-winning line-up in 2017 and the side that reached the semi-finals of the Champions Cup a year later.

‘Patch’ has 70 appearances in a Scarlets jersey and has made a welcome return to the senior team this season after making his comeback from injury in November.

Capped 21 times by Wales, he featured in the last Rugby World Cup in Japan and provides invaluable experience to the Scarlets’ backline.

“Patch is an experienced international player, who has been playing at the top level for a long time now,” said Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel.

“He has worked extremely hard to get back out on the field after injury and is going well for us at the moment. 

“I know there was interest in him from other clubs so we are delighted he has signed a new contract.”

Rhys Patchell said: “I’m pleased to be staying at Parc y Scarlets. The Scarlets are a respected club both domestically and in Europe. 

“The journey to regain fitness has been longer than I had hoped, but I have thoroughly enjoyed being back on the field with the boys these past few weeks. There is work to be done and I look forward to contributing as much as I can to the future success that we’re all striving for.”

Patchell becomes the latest player to re-sign for the Scarlets following the news that another international, second row Sam Lousi, has agreed a new deal. 

Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks.