Morgan, who started his career at Dursley RFC in Gloucestershire before joining Merthyr RFCand played for Cardiff Blues U20 before signing for Scarlets. The powerful no 8 paid tribute to his region for accelerating his career and future ambitions: "I am thoroughly enjoying my rugby in West Wales and the opportunities, development and experience I've been handed over the past two seasons by the Scarlets is something I am very grateful for.
"I joined them three seasons ago, the environment at Parc yScarlets from a training, coaching and conditioning point of view, has really helped my game as well as my shape and fitness. I owe a lot of thanks to the first-class conditioning staff of Brad Harrington and Ryan Campbell, who have worked tirelessly for the first two years to get me into a position where I'm really competing on the field."
Morgan said he was one of a core of Scarlets colleagues who were pushing forward quickly thanks to the investment made in emerging players at Parc y Scarlets. He said: "Nigel Davies is a great coach - he's been very honest with me and has a real vision behind player development and giving opportunities to progress players. Having Simon Easterby, Mark Jones and Vernon Cooper in the Scarlets set-up so fresh from playing is great as they bring a real energy to things. I want to carry on doing the best I can for Scarlets and anything beyond that will hopefully follow."
England side to face Scotland, Saturday 4th February at Murrayfield KO 5pm:
Ben Foden; Chris Ashton; Brad Barritt, Owen Farrell, David Strettle; Charlie Hodgson; Ben Youngs; Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole; Mouritz Botha, Tom Palmer; Tom Croft, Chris Robshaw (captain), Phil Dowson.
Replacements: Rob Webber, Matt Stevens, Geoff Parling, Ben Morgan, Lee Dickson, Jordan Turner-Hall, Mike Brown.