Scarlets secure signing of former Wales international wing Tom James

Tom James has played 12 Tests for Wales
Tom James has played 12 Tests for Wales

Former Wales international Tom James has been signed by Scarlets on a two-year deal ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Capped 12 times for Wales between 2007 and 2016, James started his professional rugby debut with Cardiff Blues in 2006 and had made 163 appearances for the club spanned across 11 seasons in two separate stints.

The 32-year-old also enjoyed a two-year stint with Exeter Chiefs between 2013 and 2015 and had made 24 Premiership appearances for the Sandy Park outfit since then.

“I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted to have secured this move with the Scarlets,” said James.

“At the end of last season I felt I still had plenty to offer professional rugby, but the opportunity didn’t come at the Blues.

“I have worked hard in the off-season, feel in good shape and the hunger is there again after a tough couple of years.

“This is an exciting move for me, especially with the way the Scarlets play the game and hopefully I can also offer my experience to the younger players in the squad.

“I want to prove to people that Tom James is back.”