Welsh international Jonathan Spratt puts pen to new Ospreys deal
Jonathan Spratt said it was "an easy choice" after signing a new two-year deal with Ospreys.
Last Updated: 28/02/14 9:36am
The 27-year-old, who has been capped four times by Wales, has been captaining the club in the absence of Alun Wyn Jones, who is representing Wales in the Six Nations.
The centre has established himself as a key member of the Ospreys side after returning to the club from a loan spell with London Irish during the 2011/12 season.
"It was an easy choice for me" said Spratt, who is now contracted to Ospreys until the end of the 2015/16 season.
"This is my home region and the last two years in particular have been really good for me personally.
"These are really exciting times for the Ospreys moving forward and I'm really keen to be a part of it. We've got a nice blend of experience and some really exciting, youthful players coming through.
"The region has re-signed some big players which is a positive for everyone involved with the Ospreys and is a sign of the intent we have here.
"With good players and coaches working in this environment, we've got a bright future ahead. I'm just delighted that I'm going to be involved for another two years."
Ospreys rugby operations manager Andy Lloyd said: "We are absolutely delighted that Jonathan will remain as an Osprey for the next two years.
"He has been an invaluable squad member of the past two seasons since we were able to bring him back from London Irish, and is a consummate professional whose maturity and support has been and will continue to be crucial as this group continues to evolve, typified by his current standing as captain.
"Along with recent announcements about the re-signing of Alun Wyn Jones, Ashley Beck and Eli Walker, this is another positive statement about our future."