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Alun Wyn Jones signs new Ospreys contract

Alun Wyn Jones in action for Wales Credit: PA photo

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.

Evans a Six Nations doubt after red card at Leinster

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.


Ospreys' Sam Lewis to switch to Dragons in June

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.”

FT: Scarlets 6 - 10 Ospreys

Hosts Scarlets lost against the Ospreys in the Pro12 derby this afternoon.

Despite going into the second half 3-0 down, the Ospreys put on an impressive defensive at Parc y Scarlets to secure their win.

The boot of Rhys Priestland put the 6 point score on the board for the Scarlets with Ospreys' Dan Biggar also scoring one of his own.

The only try of the game was from Ian Evans who touched down five minutes from time.

Final score Scarlets 6 - 10 Ospreys.


Hibbard signed by Gloucester

Hibbard has won 26 caps for Wales. Credit: Szwarc Henri/ABACA/PA Images

Gloucester Rugby have confirmed they've signed Richard Hibbard from the Ospreys.

The Neath born player played for Taibach, Aberavon and Swansea before joining the Ospreys.

Hibbard made his international debut for Wales against Argentina in 2006 and played four times in this year's RBS Six Nations before featuring in all three Tests for the Lions in Australia this summer.

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