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Scarlets: Back row Ben Williams signs new contract

Scarlets back row Ben Williams has capped a breakthrough season by signing a new contract with the west-Wales region.

The 21-year-old has been ever present this campaign with 17 appearances having joined in 2022.

"Starting against the likes of Leinster, Castres and in South Africa against the Bulls has been a massive learning experience," he said.

"It's surreal to think that a few years ago I was playing for Gilfach Goch."

Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel said there is "much more" to come from the former Wales Under-20s international.

He added: "Ben is a great example of a player who has worked hard and taken his opportunities, first of all in the Premiership and now in professional rugby. I'm excited to see him develop in a Scarlets jersey."