SECOND ROW forward Tom Price says he is excited to be rejoining for the Scarlets from Exeter Chiefs this summer.

The 28-year-old Welsh-qualified lock played 56 matches for the Scarlets over four seasons between 2015 and 2019.

He was a member of the squad that clinched the Guinness PRO12 title in 2017, playing 13 matches in the Championship-winning campaign.

Price came through the Leicester Tigers Academy, and was a member of the England U20s side that won the Junior World Championships in 2013.

After four years with the Scarlets, he joined the Chiefs in 2019, but after two seasons at Sandy Park, he says he is pleased to be returning to west Wales.

“I had a great four years at Parc y Scarlets and being part of the squad that won the PRO12 title is up there as a career highlight," said Price.

“It is clear that the club is hungry to achieve more success over the coming seasons.

"Scarlets have a squad packed with quality players, a number of current Lions and internationals, as well as some talented young players, particularly in the second row.

“It is an exciting time to be joining the club and I’m looking forward to competing for the jersey and getting stuck into pre-season in the coming weeks.”

Price joins prop Will Griff John, back-rower Tomas Lezana and former centre Scott Williams as the new additions to the Scarlets squad for the 2021-22 campaign.

The players will start returning to pre-season training at the end of the month in readiness for the start of the new United Rugby Championship in late September.

New Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel said he was looking forward to Price joining up with the group and being part of a new chapter at the Scarlets.

“I am sure he learned a lot during his time with Exeter, he will bring a lot of experience with him as we head into the new season," he said.

Scarlets general manager of rugby Jon Daniels added: “Tom played a lot of games for us during our Championship season.

"He has been part of a powerful Exeter squad that has won titles at domestic and European level.

"We look forward to welcoming him back to Parc y Scarlets.”