Scarlets have confirmed the signing of utility back Gareth Owen on a two-year contract.
Owen, 23, moves to the west Wales region from the Ospreys, where he made over 50 appearances, having missed all of last season with a serious knee ligament injury.
The Wales Under-20 cap will hope to force his way into coach Simon Easterby's first XV after finding a regular starting spot hard to come by at the Liberty Stadium.
The Scarlets are blieved to have fought off interest from the Newport-Gwent Dragons and London Welsh to sign Owen.
"This is a great opportunity for me and I'm really eager to get back onto the field and enjoy my rugby again. It's been a long break but that just motivates you more," he told the club's official site.
"The Scarlets have a very ambitious squad and strong coaching team and I think I'll fit in very well here in terms of the style of play and the energy there is around the set-up at Parc y Scarlets.
"I have a lot of respect for the coaches here; Simon Easterby, Mark Jones and Danny Wilson have clear goals and ambitions for next season and I'm really excited by the challenge ahead of me. I'm grateful for the support they are giving and that they are showing faith in my ability and backing my return to form.
"It's been tough having to sit-out for a season, but it just makes you more determined and I'm keen to get game time. This is a very competitive environment here in terms of the Scarlets backs division and the strike players the region has, so that will really push me on.
"This is a very positive move for me and I look forward to working hard in the pre-season and getting back on the pitch in the forthcoming season."
Scarlets attack coach Mark Jones added: "Gareth is a talented player, we've obviously seen him perform here in Wales for a few years and the attraction for us is that he's so versatile, has real potential on the field for us and can provide some exciting attacking options.
"He is in pre-season training and looking very comfortable and with the support and knowledge that we have in terms of our conditioning and medical team who have a great deal of experience working with knee injuries, we are looking forward to supporting him on his return to full fitness and witnessing his rugby talent back on the field."