Llanelli Scarlets fly-half Owen Williams looks set for move to Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers are set on making Llanelli Scarlets' Owen Williams the final part of their fly-half jigsaw.
The just-turned 21-year-old is likely to leave the Welsh region and play his rugby at Welford Road next season.
Williams was a prolific points scorer in the Scarlets' 40-19 LV= Cup win against Leicester in Wales last month, booting seven out of eight penalty attempts.
Last month, he kicked all of his side's points in the their 18-10 RaboDirect Prop12 win against Munster.
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That performance earned him a second man-of-the-match award in two games.
Standing more than 6ft and weighing 14-and-a-half stones, Williams has made eight appearances for the Scarlets this season. He also earned national honours with the Wales squad that finished third at the Junior World Championships in South Africa last year.
Williams' expected arrival will leave Tigers with four fly-half options next season.
Toby Flood will be in the final year of his contract, along with Dan Bowden, while new signing from Northampton, Ryan Lamb, will also be fighting for the shirt.
Tigers prop Kieran Brookes will start on the bench for Newcastle against Bedford in their top-of-the-table Championship clash at Kingston Park tonight. The 22-year-old has returned to the Falcons for a second spell at the club on a dual registration.