The Scarlets have completed a deal to bring Gavin Quinnell back to the region from Italian outfit Viadana.
The 26-year-old left the Scarlets in 2006 to move to Worcester before spending two seasons in Italy.
The versatile Quinnell, who can play across the back row and at lock, is now relishing the chance to return to his hometown side.
The Scarlets have confirmed that they have signed back row forward Gavin Quinnell from Italian club Viadana on a two-year contract with the region.
"It's good to be coming back to Wales and obviously to be back with the Scarlets is a real bonus for me, particularly in this great new stadium and with a region that I feel most at home with and passionate about," he said.
"I followed the Scarlets last season and it's good to see so many young players coming through well, there's the makings of a great team there and plenty of really proud, enthusiastic players who want to achieve more.
"It will be interesting to be part of the new set-up and be part of this squad. I'm just really looking forward to joining them and getting into pre-season training with the team next week.
"I've learnt a lot and had some great experience in Italy. It's been good to be part of a different set-up and culture and Viadana has been a good place for me to be.
"I think I've got plenty to offer the Scarlets now, particularly after being out of Welsh rugby a while. My hunger to get back and play here is more than ever before.
"I'm known for being a physical player and playing rugby hard, but I just want to get better and play to the very best of my ability when I'm given the opportunity, because that shirt means a lot to me and my family."