The Scarlets agree three-year deal for lock Jake Ball

Simon Easterby

The Scarlets have completed a three-year deal for Welsh qualified second-row Jake Ball.

Ball, 21, joins the Parc y Scarlets side having trained with Super 15 club Western Force this summer.

"It's [Scarlets] a rugby club with a rich history and heritage that everyone recognises the world over," said Ball.

"I'm looking forward to getting into training and hopefully getting some great opportunities in the league and to play in Europe.

"It's an exciting time for me and I'm eager to get going."

Australian-born Ball qualifies for Wales thanks to his father, who is from Colwyn Bay, and becomes the region's fifth summer signing following deals for

"Jake gives us another strong option in the second row," Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby told the club's website.

"And the great thing about securing a player of his raw talent and potential at just 21 means that he can thrive, develop and progress within our systems and our set-up.

"He has a great stature and power and will only improve on his already impressive form.

"We'd hope that a Welsh-qualified player of his potential will thrive within our environment and we can work on specific areas with him that fit into our progression as a team and squad over the next two to three years."

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