Tom Rogers signs new Scarlets deal

Rob LloydNews

Tom Rogers, one of the Scarlets’ young home-grown Wales internationals, has committed his future to the club by signing a new deal.

A product of Cefneithin RFC in the Gwendraeth Valley, the 25-year-old came through the age-grade ranks of the Scarlets and was part of the Academy set-up.

He shone on the World Sevens stage with some dazzling performances for Wales before making his name in the 15-a-side game, scoring a try on his home league debut for the Scarlets against Southern Kings in 2020.

Rogers boasts pace, strength and is an elusive runner and those qualities were to the fore in an outstanding 2021-22 campaign that saw him earn his first Test cap against Canada in Cardiff. He was part of Wales’ 2023 World Cup training squad, starting against the world champion Springboks at the Principality Stadium and was named in Warren Gatland’s 2024 Six Nations squad before a pectoral muscle injury ended his involvement.

Rogers has made 54 appearances and scored 14 tries in a Scarlets jersey and is looking forward to playing his part as a member of an exciting and youthful squad at Parc y Scarlets over the coming years.

He said: “I grew up in the Gwendraeth supporting the Scarlets, I love playing here and as a back-three player who enjoys having the ball in hand, I love the brand of rugby we look to play.

“It has been a tough campaign so far, but there is a huge amount of talent in the squad who are determined to turn things around in the second half of this season and in the coming years and I’m looking forward to playing my part in that.”

Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel said: “Tom is one of a number of young players in this squad who has come through our pathway, grabbed their opportunities in a Scarlets jersey and gone on to play international rugby.

“He is an exciting runner and strong in the air and is a player who is always looking to develop – there is a lot more growth in him. Being a local boy as well, he understands what the club means to the community and what we represent. It is fantastic news that he has signed a new contract.”