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Fly-half Sam Davies signs new deal with Ospreys

Wales fly-half prospect Sam Davies has signed a new contract with the Ospreys.

The Welsh region said it was "a long-term deal" and comes hot on the heels of him starring for Wales during their recently-completed autumn series.

Davies made appearances off the replacements' bench against Australia, Japan and South Africa earlier this month, landing a late drop-goal that edged Wales past the Japanese 33-30.

Davies, 23, has also shone in the Guinness PRO12 and he becomes the fourth international player in recent weeks to agree fresh Ospreys terms after Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric and Dan Baker.

"It's an understatement to say we are really pleased to have been able to re-sign Sam," Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy said.

"We know that he is a much sought-after player, so it says a lot about how we operate here that we've quietly worked on sorting out his future very much under the radar. This news should get everyone involved with the Ospreys excited.

"There is still huge growth in Sam's game, and that is the really exciting thing. He is only going to get better and better if he continues to work as hard as he has been to get to this point."

Davies, a former world junior player of the year, added: "It's a huge honour to represent my home region and I am extremely fortunate to be able to sign up again at the Ospreys.

"I am over the moon to get it all done and dusted. I've been away for the last few weeks, so it is exciting to be back in this environment, and I am looking forward to what the next few years have to offer."

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