The Wales second row has spoken for the first time about his decision to buck the trend of Wales internationals leaving the domestic game.
Two chicks which successfully hatched at Cors Dyfi nature reserve near Machynlleth are now four weeks old.
This evening sees the West Wales derby in the RaboDirect PRO12. Our Sports Correspondent Richard Morgan looks ahead to the big game.
Two tries from Jeff Hassler were not enough for the Ospreys as they were beaten 31-25 in Edinburgh.
The visitors had an early lead after the first of Hassler's tries.
But the home side responded, as Grayson Hart crossed the line twice, with Sam Beard also adding five points to Edinburgh's tally.
The Ospreys almost managed a remarkable second half comeback, after Hassler's second try put them within three points.
The Welsh side did manage a losing bonus point however towards their push for a play-off place.
The Ospreys ran in 11 tries to thrash Treviso 75-7 in the PRO12 this afternoon.
The Welsh side were only 21-0 up at half-time, thanks to three tries, but ran in eight more in the second period, to punish the under-strength Italians.
Jonathan Spratt and Sam Davies got two tries each, while Ashley Beck, Rhys Webb, Aisea Natoga, Jeff Hassler, Dan Baker, Hanno Dirksen and Ryan Jones also touched down.
Andy Lloyd, Rugby Operations Manager at the Ospreys, says Dan Evans' signing is 'great news for the region'.
– Andy Lloyd
We are delighted to have been able to secure the services of a talented Welsh player who has been in eye-catching form over the last two seasons.
Dan is someone who has always displayed real talent but the last couple of years, with a consistent run of games, have really seen him flourish and he is performing week in, week out at a high level. He's got a great left foot which everybody can see, but also, his physical attributes and his understanding and decision making at the back are particular assets.
Wales international Dan Evans has signed a three year contract with the Ospreys and will complete his move at the end of the season.
25-year-old Evans, who won two international caps in 2009, has scored 11 tries in his 42 appearances for the Rodney Parade outfit.
– Dan Evans
This is a great opportunity for me...there is some real world-class talent in the squad so it’s a big challenge for me personally, but I can’t wait to get involved and fight for my place. I want to be a part of a successful Ospreys team.
Ospreys have announced their delight at Alun Wyn Jones's decision to sign a new contract, keeping him with the Pro 12 club until after the next Rugby World Cup.
After making his debut in 2005, the lock has made 159 appearances for the club and has become a mainstay in the Welsh national side.
“Alun Wyn has been, and continues to be, a fantastic servant to this region and is a true role model to those around him. A natural leader, he demands the highest standards of himself and everybody in this environment, and it will be a better place with him around in the coming seasons.
“Given the uncertainty that still surrounds the game in Wales in general, we’ve given Alun Wyn reassurances regarding his future options, but it is fantastic news that he is staying at the Liberty Stadium.” - Andy Lloyd, Rugby Operations Manager at the Ospreys.
Alun Wyn Jones has signed a new contract to keep him at the Ospreys until 'after the next world cup', the region have confirmed. The 28-year-old, who's won 74 caps for Wales, captained the Lions in the series-winning third test against Australia last Summer.
Yesterday, fellow Lions star Leigh Halfpenny became the latest Wales international to announce he was leaving the domestic scene to play in France.
Ian Evans is a Six Nations doubt for Wales after the lock forward was sent off playing for the Ospreys in the Heineken Cup at Leinster.
Television replays showed Leinster's Mick McCarthy being stamped on.
Stamping can lead to bans from two to nine weeks and up to 52 as a maximum.
Evans' sending off made for a difficult evening for the Ospreys. Ryan Jones also limped off, as did hooker Richard Hibbard and his subsequent replacement Scott Baldwin.
The final score was Leinster 36 - 3 Ospreys.
The Ospreys have been beaten by Northampton at the Liberty Stadium in the Heineken Cup this afternoon. The English visitors were the stronger side - running in three tries to the Ospreys' two. Wales wing George North was among the scorers for Northampton who won by twenty-nine points to seventeen.
Newport Gwent Dragons has announced that wing forward Sam Lewis has committed himself to the region by signing a two year contract.
The young open side is currently with the Ospreys regional team, having previously played for Swansea RFC. He will join the Dragons in June.
Director of Rugby Lyn Jones, said: “I have always been a big fan of Sam and his brother before him.
“He comes from a good rugby family and has the edge to become a quality international player. Playing regularly will help him achieve his ambitions.
“This is a significant signing for us and just shows our determination to become the best region in Wales.”