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Scarlets swoop for Owen

Scarlets have confirmed the signing of utility back Gareth Owen on a two-year contract.

Owen, 23, moves to the west Wales region from the Ospreys, where he made over 50 appearances, having missed all of last season with a serious knee ligament injury.

The Wales Under-20 cap will hope to force his way into coach Simon Easterby's first XV after finding a regular starting spot hard to come by at the Liberty Stadium.

Scarlets attack coach Mark Jones said: "Gareth is a talented player, we've obviously seen him perform here in Wales for a few years and the attraction for us is that he's so versatile, has real potential on the field for us and can provide some exciting attacking options.

"He is in pre-season training and looking very comfortable and with the support and knowledge that we have in terms of our conditioning and medical team who have a great deal of experience working with knee injuries, we are looking forward to supporting him on his return to full fitness and witnessing his rugby talent back on the field."


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