RaboDirect PRO12: Props Peter Edwards and Wyn Jones sign contracts with Scarlets
Last Updated: 20/05/14 4:59pm
Peter Edwards: Re-signed for Scarlets
Scarlets have bolstered their pack for the forthcoming season with the re-signing of Peter Edwards while handing Wyn Jones a full time contract.
Prop Edwards, 33, who previously spent three seasons at Scarlets, makes a return after a campaign with London Welsh and fellow prop Jones, 22, has been a part-timer at the region while also playing for Llandovery in the Welsh Premiership.
"The opportunity to make a return to West Wales and to rejoin the Scarlets was one I couldn't turn down."
Head coach Simon Easterby believes the pair will add strength to the pack developed by forwards coach Danny Wilson.
He told the region's official website: "We are pleased to be welcoming Pete back here to the Scarlets and welcoming Wyn in on a full time basis.
"We've worked hard to build dominance in our front five under Danny and it's pleasing to see the pack go well and receive well deserved plaudits.
"He has driven and obtained the highest of standards from the forwards and has given the Scarlets a different mentality for set piece which as a team we've benefited from.
"We've all been really impressed with Wyn this season while he's been with us on a part time basis, he's not looked out of place in our training environment and he's performed particularly well for Llandovery in the Premiership.
"He has a lot of potential and many of the natural ingredients needed to make himself into a top class prop in the years to come."
Edwards is relishing the chance to play for Scarlets again, saying: "The opportunity to make a return to West Wales and to rejoin the Scarlets was one I couldn't turn down.
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"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with London Welsh and the move there ensured I continued to play a good standard of rugby.
"It is a massive honour to represent the Scarlets and it's going to be great to return to the club that gave me my first opportunity at professional rugby.
"I live in the region with my young family and have a lot of great and close friends there, not only the guys in the squad but also in our rugby community in West Wales, and making the move home is something we're really looking forward to."
Jones, who made two substitute appearances for the Scarlets during 2013-14, added: "Having been born and raised in the region I've been a Scarlets supporter all my life and it's an honour to have been offered a development contract.
"Becoming a professional rugby player was always an aspiration of mine and this will be an opportunity for me to build on what I've learned to this point with Llandovery."