RUGBY SHORTS Bath scrum half to join Scarlets

Bath Rugby scrum half Jonathan Evans will team up with Scarlets on his return to South Wales next season.

The former Newport Gwent Dragons scrum-half has encountered stern competition for game time at Bath.

Cardiff-born Evans, 23, said: “Despite not getting as much time on the pitch as I’d like, I do feel I’ve developed as a player since I joined Bath.

“I’m looking forward to challenging for a starting spot at Scarlets next season, and it will be good to be back in Wales.

“Now I’m just focusing on the rest of the season here at Bath and pushing to remain in the matchday squad.”

Evans began his senior career at Bargoed RFC and has also has sported the number nine jersey at Pontypool RFC, Newport RFC, Bedwas RFC and Cross Keys RFC. 

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