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Scrum-half Davies rejoins Scarlets
ESPNscrum Staff
January 8, 2012
Liam Davies back in his Scarlets days © Getty Images
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Former Scarlets scrum-half Liam Davies has journeyed back to the Parc Y Scarlets to provide cover in the half-back position in the wake of Tavis Knoyle's injury.

Knoyle is to undergo surgery on a shoulder injury and Davies has secured an early release from his contract with French side Dax to help out Nigel Davies' side. The 25-year-old left the Scarlets to join Brive back in June 2008 and following a brief spell with the Ospreys, he then opted to join Dax.

"It's great to have this opportunity to come back home," said Davies. "I've learnt a lot from being involved in rugby in France and it's been a different type of experience and I just jumped at the chance to be back in a Scarlets shirt and playing my rugby at home in Wales."

"There are some really promising young players coming through the Scarlets now and it's good to be back with the boys from our region that I knew when I first started out like Rhys Priestland, Josh Turnbull, Jon Davies, Scott Williams, Ken Owens and others and seeing them progress so quickly and get international honours.

"I'll give my all to this opportunity and hopefully pass on some of my wider experience to a group of talented scrum halves already at the Scarlets - Gareth Davies, Rhodri Williams and Aled Davies when he comes back from injury - without doubt all of them have promising futures ahead of them."

Scarlets boss Davies has confirmed that the scrum-half is on a development contract but will provide valuable experience during the 2012 Six Nations. "The timing has worked really well for us as Liam's made himself available after the French club he was with had to release a number of players," Dragons boss Davies said. "To have the opportunity to bring someone of Liam's quality, background and experience of the big matches into our squad at this crucial time in our season is very positive."

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