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Beck signs new Ospreys deal

Talented young Ospreys centre Ashley Beck has signed a new two-year contract to keep him with the region until at least the summer of 2014.

The 21-year-old came through the age grade system with the Liberty Stadium side and became the youngest player to feature in a RaboDirect PRO12 game when he made his debut aged 17 years and 222 days in a November 2007 defeat to Leinster.

Beck said: "It's great that I've been able to secure a new contract. I've been fortunate enough to get some valuable first-team experience this year and for the coaches to think I've performed well enough to get another two years is fantastic."

Beck has established himself as a first-team regular so far this term, and scored his first Heineken Cup tries as he grabbed a brace in an impressive individual display in Saturday's defeat to Saracens at Wembley.

He added: "I'm really excited about the future of the Ospreys. We've got a young squad here and we've done really well as a team this season. We are developing well and I think that we can get better still.

"Working with the great players and coaches here has really helped me kick on as a player and I'm enjoying representing my home region.

"I genuinely believe that if we keep working hard and keep improving then we can do the region proud."

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