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Rhys Webb extends Osprey stay until 2016

Rhys Webb has become a regular feature in the Ospreys' squad Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Rhys Webb has signed a new contract with the Ospreys, keeping him at the club for the next three years. The 24 year olds current deal runs until the end of the season.

The Bridgend born scrum-half made his debut for the club aged 19 after working his way through the regions' development pathway.

Speaking after signing his new deal, Webb said that he was absolutely thrilled by the deal. He said "It’s a brilliant environment here, the only place I want to play rugby."

“Having done so well last season I’ve obviously been disappointed to not get so much game time this year, but I’ve had to knuckle down and work hard. I believe that if I keep on working hard I can become a much better player over the three years of my new contract."

Andy Lloyd, Rugby Operations Manager, said it was important for the club to keep hold of its young and talented home grown players. He said that Rhys "is a fantastic athlete and is totally committed to the Ospreys cause, and we are delighted to have him on board for the next three years."

Webb follows on from Joe Bearman in recommitting to the Ospreys this week, while young forwards James King and Lloyd Peers signed new deals at the end of December.