Gareth Owen joined Scarlets from Ospreys in 2012

Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of Welsh centre Gareth Owen.

The 28-year-old Wales youth and sevens international, who can also play at fly-half and full-back, was released from his contract with Pro12 side Scarlets earlier this month.

Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor said Owen’s experience would boost their backline options.

“He is a natural footballer in the midfield and works well with the players around him,” O’Connor said.

Owen added: “Everyone knows about the size of the Leicester Tigers and the support for the club. There is always competition for places but I was very keen to come here when I heard about the opportunity.”


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