Scarlets: James Davies agrees new regional contract

James Davies in action for Scarlets
James Davies is the top try scorer in the Pro12 this season

Scarlets flanker James Davies has signed a new contract with the region.

The 25-year-old will stay at Parc y Scarlets until "at least the end of 2017-18" despite what the region calls "extensive external interest".

Davies will be joined at the Scarlets by his older brother Jonathan - the Wales and Lions centre - next season.

"We're very pleased to see James extend his contract and remain here at the Scarlets for at least another two seasons," said head coach Wayne Pivac.

"He's our top tackler, he's top of the breakdown list and he tops the chart with most carries; he's a very valuable player for us."

Davies is also the region's top try-scorer this season, having crossed five times.

But he currently out of action for up to two months with a foot injury.

"I'm looking forward to continuing my development with the Scarlets and continue to play with my mates again for the next couple of years.

"It will also be a great honour to play alongside Jon at the club," said Davies.

"The injury is frustrating but I will be working hard on my recovery over the coming months to get back to fitness as quickly as possible."

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