Ospreys supporters have received a huge boost after Wales regional Jac Morgan agreed a new contract.
The length of the 23-year-old’s extension has not been specified, but with other players confirming their departures recently, it is positive news for the side.
Morgan, who made his Ospreys debut in 2021, has impressed both regionally and nationally, making nine appearances for Wales since his 2022 debut.
A big boost for the Wales region
“Jac personifies what we look for in a player. Because of his age, he is a very impactful player on the field,” said Ospreys head coach Toby Booth.
“His attitude, as well as his ability, allowed him to excel for the Ospreys. We look forward to seeing him progress and grow with the team.
“With everything that has been done over the last few months, it’s great to announce some really positive news for Ospreys fans and for Welsh rugby as a whole.”
Indeed, it has been a tough time for the Ospreys with Joe Hawkins and Ethan Roots to leave and Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler already gone.
But this news will please his supporters as crowd favorite Morgan still has plenty of years to improve as a goalkeeper.
The Scarlets have signed the Bristol Bears star
Elsewhere, Scarlets have done excellent business after announcing the signing of Wales international Ioan Lloyd from Bristol Bears.
The 22-year-old halfback, who can also play at fullback or on the wing, will be returning to Welsh rugby after spending the last four years in England.
A former pupil of Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf School in Cardiff, Lloyd was part of the Cardiff Blues pathway before moving to Clifton College and then Bristol.
He became the Bears’ youngest ever player in the Premier League when he scored a try as a substitute against Bath at the age of 18.
“Ian is an excellent player with a lot of talent, a ball player who can break the line and tackle defences,” Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel said.
“He’s a player who we think fits well with the way we look to play here, and we’re looking forward to welcoming him in the summer. He’s a young man, and we’re really looking forward to seeing him grow in a Scarlets shirt.”
Lloyd said: “It was a very difficult decision to leave Bristol. I have had a great four years at the club, and I leave having made many good friends.
“However, after sitting down with Dwayne a few times, I feel that moving to the Scarlets is a good rugby thing for me and will help me develop as a player.
“I feel the Scarlets’ game plan will suit my style of play, and I’m excited to get stuck into next season.
“But for now, I’m focusing on working hard to help Bristol finish the season strongly.”
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