WALES Under-20s starlet Sam Costelow believes the Scarlets style will help him push on next season, writes Chris Kirwan.

The 19-year-old from Pencoed will head to Llanelli next season after being part of Leicester's academy.

The fly-half is fresh from a stunning man of the match performance when helping the Wales young guns stun England at Kingsholm last weekend.

Costelow scored a fine individual try, set up another, kicked two conversions and a pair of penalties before making it an individual full house with the match-winning drop goal.

The playmaker will pull the strings in the Six Nations finale against Scotland in Colwyn Bay on Friday night and will head to the Scarlets after calling the shots in the World Rugby U20 Championship this summer.

"I'm really excited to be playing in Wales with the Scarlets next season," he said. "Scarlets are a really good side who've been playing some great rugby which I think will suit me.

"I feel it is the right move for me in how I am going to develop into the player that I want to be and also to fulfil the targets and hopes I want to fulfil in my career.

"I'm extremely grateful for the opportunities that Leicester have provided me. I've learnt a huge amount there, especially from a player of the quality of George Ford.

"Hopefully I can now keep developing at the Scarlets."

Costelow played for the Ospreys Under-16s before heading for the East Midlands.

He has played for the Tigers in the European Challenge Cup this season and spent time on loan with Ampthill in the English Championship, learning from former Dragons boss Paul Turner.

Scarlets general manager of rugby Jon Daniels said: "We saw at Kingsholm how much of a talent Sam is and we are delighted that he has agreed to join the Scarlets.

"He is one of Welsh rugby's brightest prospects, highly regarded at Leicester and we are excited to be signing a player of his calibre and looking forward to seeing him develop his game as part of a strong pool of fly-halves at the Scarlets."

Costelow will battle Rhys Patchell, Angus O'Brien and Dan Jones for the 10 jersey.