Wales international Justin Tipuric has extended his stay at Ospreys after signing a new three-year deal with the Pro 14 club.
The 30-year-old becomes the latest player to commit his future to the club after the likes of Owen Watkin, Adam Beard, Keelan Giles, Cai Evans, Tom Botha and Rhodri Jones. Earlier, the Welsh regional club also confirmed Toby Booth will take in charge of the club from the 2020/21 season.
Tipuric has been with Ospreys since 2009 and has racked up 175 appearances for the club scoring 30 tries.
"This is my home region and where it all started for me and I wanted to stay," said Tipuric to the official website of the club.
"I watched the club as a supporter and to get the chance to play for them was always a big thing for me.
"I used to come and watch the Ospreys with my family and friends and I have grown up here".
Tipuric made his international debut for Wales in 2011 and has gone on to play 75 Tests. He was part of the Wales squad in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups and enjoyed Grand Slam success with the side during the Six Nations tournament last year.
He also made a solitary appearance for the British and Irish Lions that came during the 2013 tour of Australia.
"This has been a difficult season, nobody would deny that, but now hopefully we can start building for the future.
"My friends are here, my family are here, and I want to see the Ospreys get back to where they used to be.
"We now have a clear path for the future and I want to play my part and be part of that journey.
"It's always flattering to know people want you and value what you do. It's a nice boost but there is a job to do here."