Hooker Ken Owens signs new deal with Scarlets
KEN Owens has extended his contract with the Scarlets.
The Wales hooker has agreed an extension to his deal that will keep him at Parc y Scarlets until 2015.
Owens, who has figured in all of Wales's Six Nations games this term, now has 14 caps to his name.
Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby said: "It was important to have secured Ken for the future as a key player to build our squad around.
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"We are delighted that someone of his ability, experience and with genuine passion for our region has committed to remain with us in the seasons to come.
"He works hard, is ambitious, competitive and works well within the team dynamic and sets high standards for himself and others.
"He has fought hard to get into the international stage and deserves the positive recognition he is currently getting for his role within the Wales national squad.
"It was important for Ken to stay at the Scarlets to further his career within our set-up as somewhere where he knows he will play a crucial role."