Wales international Rhys Webb signs new three-year deal with Opsreys
Ospreys and Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb has signed a new three-year deal with the club.
Last Updated: 05/03/13 9:25am
Webb, who has played three times for Wales, came through the ranks at the Ospreys and has played 87 times for the first team, scoring seven tries.
He told the club's website: "I'm absolutely thrilled. To be able to commit to another three years with my home region is fantastic. 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.
"I take great pride in wearing the Ospreys shirt. We've got a good, young group of players together here that can serve the region well for a long time and I'm pleased that I can be a part of it."
Rugby operations manager Andy Lloyd added: "It's great news for Rhys and for the region. It's important that we keep hold of young, talented home grown players who have already shown that they can compete at the top level and he certainly fits that description.
"He's been unfortunate in the amount of game time he's had this season due to the form of others in the squad, but we saw last season what he is capable of when he was one of the form scrum-halves in Wales. He thoroughly deserved his place in the starting line-up for the PRO12 Final in Dublin and on the Wales tour to Australia.
"He is only going to get better over the course of this contract. He's a fantastic athlete and is totally committed to the Ospreys cause, coming from one of the hotbeds of the region in Bridgend, and we are delighted to have him on board for the next three years.
"With the addition of Tito Tebaldi confirmed for next season, someone of Rhys' proven ability signing a new contract, and then with the potential of Tom Habberfield, it bodes well for the Ospreys."