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Bishop signs new Ospreys deal

Wales centre Andrew Bishop has signed a new contract with Magners League champions the Ospreys.

Bishop, 25, has penned a two-year extension to his existing deal, committing himself to the Ospreys until 2014.

He has made almost 130 appearances for the Swansea-based side and won 11 caps, the latest of which came against New Zealand during Wales' two-Test tour earlier this year.

Ospreys head coach Sean Holley said: "It's no secret that I've been a big fan of Andrew's for a long time.

"He has certainly developed over the last few years into a true international-class player. This contract is a just reward for the progress he has made.

"He is a model for any young player out there who aspires to play international rugby. He's come up through the system, he's played junior rugby, he's played in the (Welsh) Premiership, and when his opportunities have come along, he's made sure he has taken them."


From Belfast Telegraph