Scarlets sign wing Aled Brew on short-term deal

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Scarlets have signed wing Aled Brew as short-term injury cover.

With Johnny McNicholl set to be sidelined for up to eight weeks because of an ankle injury and Tomi Lewis facing potentially 12 months out recovering from knee surgery, head coach Glenn Delaney has moved to bring in the 34-year-old.

Scarlets are also expecting to provide other members of their back-three pool to Wales’ autumn international campaign.

Brew has plenty of experience of regional rugby in Wales having had spells at the Ospreys, Cardiff Blues and Dragons. He had two seasons with Biarritz in the south of France and after another spell at Rodney Parade, joined English Premiership side Bath in 2016 and proved a big hit at The Rec.

Capped nine times for Wales, Brew linked up with the squad at Parc y Scarlets this week ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 opener against Munster.

Scarlets head coach Glenn Delaney said: “Unfortunately we have picked up a couple of injuries in the back three with Johnny and Tomi and we expect others to be involved with Wales this autumn.

“We have some talented youngsters coming through, but Aled brings that added top-level experience in the PRO14, TOP 14, Premiership and international rugby as we prepare for what will be a demanding few months for our squad.”