Scarlets sign Otago centre Michael Collins

Michael Collins
Michael Collins was the first player to be signed to Premiership level straight from school

Scarlets have signed Otago centre or full-back Michael Collins on a short-term contract.

The 22-year-old from Queenstown is Wales-qualified through his grandfather from Llanelli and played for New Zealand Under-20s five times in 2013.

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac said: "Michael is a versatile player with a good skillset.

"He has been brought in to cover injuries to Scott Williams and Liam Williams."