European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finalists Scarlets have signed Challenge Cup all-time leading try scorer Tom Varndell from Bristol Rugby until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old wing joins the Welsh region after season-ending injuries to fellow backs Johnny McNicholl and Tom Prydie. 

Scarlets are also without Steff Evans, Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Patchell for the next fortnight with the trio all on international duty with Wales. 
 
Varndell will be available for Scarlets’ sold-out Champions Cup quarter-final against Pool 1 winners La Rochelle at Parc y Scarlets on March 30.  
 
He has made four appearances for England and has an outstanding try-scoring record in European Rugby, scoring 45 tries in 55 games. 

25 of those have come in the Challenge Cup with Wasps and Bristol Rugby, including five tries in as many matches during last season’s campaign. 
 
He also became the Aviva Premiership’s all-time leading try scorer during the 2016-17 campaign.