Wales wing Adams to join Cardiff Blues as Scarlets trio agree extensions

Wales' Josh Adams scores a crucial try against England in the 2019 Six Nations. Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales winger Josh Adams has agreed to join Cardiff Blues from Premiership club Worcester at the end of the season.

Adams, 23, has enjoyed a breakthrough season and was instrumental in Wales' Six Nations title win, scoring three tries during the tournament for Warren Gatland's side.

By moving to a Welsh region he has ensured he will be available for international selection in the future in line with rules which say any player with fewer than 60 caps based outside the country cannot be selected.

"It is great to be returning to Wales and I cannot wait to link up with Cardiff Blues next season," said Adams. "I will always be grateful to Worcester Warriors for giving me the opportunity to become a professional player and I have loved my time at Sixways.

"But to play for Wales I need to play in Wales and Cardiff Blues is the best fit for me. I'm really looking forward to the next chapter at Cardiff Arms Park."

Adams was the top try-scorer in the 2017-18 Premiership season and has scored 34 tries in 59 appearances for Worcester.

He firmly cemented himself in the Welsh set-up with his performances in the Six Nations, which produced important tries against Italy and Scotland and a game-winning score against England.

Meanwhile Adams' Welsh team-mates Jonathan Davies, Ken Owens and Rob Evans have signed new contracts to remain in the domestic game with Scarlets.

All three players were heavily involved in the Six Nations and have decided to renew deals with the club where they came through as academy graduates.

Scarlets captain Owens and centre Davies have both represented the British & Irish Lions while Evans has made 35 appearances for his country.

Welsh rugby has been hit by instability this month after discussions on how to restructure the game broke down and a proposed merger between Scarlets and neighbouring club Ospreys collapsed.