Scarlets sign No.9 Jonathan Evans from Bath

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Scarlets have announced the capture of scrum-half Jonathan Evans on a two-year deal from Bath.

Evans will arrive at the region ahead of next season after just one term with the Aviva Premiership side. The 23-year-old is Welsh qualified and has 81 appearances for the Dragons to his name.

"It's an exciting time to be joining the Scarlets with the team that they are building and the way they have been playing this season," Evans said. "I'm looking forward to returning to play in Wales and playing in the PRO12.

"I feel that I have learnt a lot on and off the field playing in the Premiership with Bath but am excited by the opportunities and challenges ahead with the Scarlets."

Commenting on the news Jon Daniels, Scarlets' general manager of rugby said: "We are pleased to be in a position to announce that Jonathan with be joining the Scarlets next season.

"He is a talented player who has had limited time with Bath and will bring a wealth of PRO12 experience with him."