Gareth Davies: Wales scrum-half hopes to extend Scarlets stay

Gareth Davies
Carmarthen-born Gareth Davies has won nine Wales caps
European Champions Cup: Glasgow v Scarlets
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 12 December Kick-off: 13:00 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales and online; live score updates on the BBC Sport website

Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies is in talks with Scarlets about the possibility of staying with the region after his contract ends next summer.

However, Davies, 25, is "not too sure" about whether the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) wants him to sign a national dual contract as part of the deal.

"I think there are a few conversations going on," said Davies.

"My agent is obviously talking to the club and I don't really know much else."

Asked if he wants to stay at Scarlets, Davies replied: "Yes."

Wales' dual-contracted players
Cardiff Blues: Sam Warburton, flanker & Wales captain, Gareth Anscombe, utility back.
Ospreys: Alun Wyn Jones, lock; Dan Biggar, fly-half; Dan Lydiate, flanker; Rhys Webb, scrum-half; Scott Baldwin, hooker; James King, back-five; Rory Thornton, lock; Dan Baker, number eight.
Scarlets: Jake Ball, lock; Scott Williams, centre; Samson Lee, prop; Rhodri Jones, prop; Jonathan Davies, centre (from 2016-17)
Newport Gwent Dragons: Tyler Morgan, centre; Hallam Amos, wing/full-back.

Davies starred as Wales' half-back during their run to the 2015 World Cup quarter-finals after Ospreys' Rhys Webb was ruled out by injury.

The WRU has withdrawn a fresh dual contract offer to Davies' Wales and Scarlets team-mate Scott Williams.

That raises the possibility of Williams switching to another Welsh region before Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies returns to Parc y Scarlets from Clermont Auvergne.

Scarlets travel to Glasgow in the European Champions Cup on Saturday with Davies hoping they can register a first win in Pool 3.

They top the Pro12 with eight wins from nine starts, but in Europe have lost at Northampton and to Racing 92 in Llanelli.

Davies said: "We haven't done ourselves any favours, losing against Northampton and Racing, so it's going to be a tough challenge in Glasgow."

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