Scarlets: Mark Taylor takes over from Garan Evans as Scarlets team manager

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor scored 12 international tries for Wales

Former Wales captain Mark Taylor has been appointed Scarlets team manager.

Taylor, 43, takes over from Garan Evans who moves to a new role as commercial manager with Llanelli RFC.

The 52-times capped centre stepped down as Wales Under-20 team manager earlier this year.

"Mark is an experienced team manager having worked within that role for the Welsh Rugby Union for nearly a decade," said Scarlets general manager Jon Daniels.

He also paid tribute to Evans, who had been team manager since 2008 after making 343 appearances for the region and playing four times for Wales.

"Garan epitomises what it means to be a Scarlet," added Daniels.

"He gave everything as a player on the field, for both Llanelli RFC and for the Scarlets after the game went regional, and he has worked tirelessly over the last eight years as team manager."

Taylor toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions in 2001 and was in the Wales team that won the 2005 Six Nations Grand Slam and was the first player to score a try at the Millennium (now Principality) Stadium in 1999.