Former Wales and Lions scrum-half Mike Phillips is coming out of retirement, it has been confirmed.
The 35-year-old retired from the game last season after finishing up with Sale Sharks. However, he is making a return to the Scarlets to cover in a position where the Welsh outfit are depleted.
Wales’ clash with South Africa means that last season’s PRO12 champions will be without Aled Davies and Gareth Davies.
Phillips will join the squad for their trip to South Africa next week where they will take on the Kings and the Cheetahs.
Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac explained the decision to bring in Phillips for the clash.
“It’s just been one of those things. We looked at the nines available to us within the region, and Welsh qualified players in the Championship, but they were unable to travel due to work commitments and club commitments.
“We are delighted that Mike has been able to answer the call and will be joining us in South Africa. He has a wealth of experience, is a proud former Scarlet and will be a great addition to our travelling squad.”
Phillips will bring a huge level of experience to the squad as the Welsh outfit aim to come back from the southern hemisphere with two wins.