A Newcastle Emlyn rugby player has left the Scarlets.

Steff Thomas, an academy product from Newcastle Emlyn, has moved on after racking up 58 appearances for the Scarlets since his debut in 2017.

Thomas will be joining the Ospreys for the 2024-2025 season.

He is one of 13 players that the Scarlets have confirmed to have left the club at the end of the 2023-24 season.

The news comes amid ongoing negotiations with other squad members, with announcements regarding those who have been retained for the forthcoming 2024-25 season expected in the coming weeks.

Among those confirmed to have left include Ken Owens, who called time on his career in April, Wyn Jones and Jonathan 'Foxy Davies, all represented Scarlets, Wales and the British and Irish Lions.

Welsh internationals centres Scott Williams and Johnny McNicholl, prop Samson Lee and scrum-half Kieran Hardy are also leaving the club, with the latter joining Thomas at the Ospreys.

Also confirmed to have left are Dan Jones, Ryan Conbeer, Iwan Shenton, Eduan Swart and Joe Jones.

The academy also bids farewell to Lewis Morgan, Luca Giannini, Callum Williams and Iestyn Gwilliam.

There are also two staff members leaving as team manager Sara Davies and strength and conditioning coach Rhys Jones have left.

Head coach Dwayne Peel reflected on the departures: "It is always a difficult and emotional time as we say farewell to players and staff including some great Scarlets who will be remembered as club legends.

"We would like to thank each player and each member of staff for the work, pride and commitment they have shown to the Scarlets during their time here.

"They can all be proud of the way they have represented this club and we wish them all well for whatever comes next."