Ospreys have confirmed that lock Will Griffiths has penned a new two-year deal with the Pro14 club.
Having previously played for Ospreys academy, Swansea RFC and the Ospreys Development, he made his senior debut for the Welsh regional club in 2018 and since then has played 25 games for the club.
“This is my home region, I grew up watching the Ospreys and players like Duncan Jones and Richard Fussell, who are now coaches here, and I have a real connection with them. I know all the boys here really well because I grew up playing with them," he told the official website of the club.
“We have a got blend of experienced and younger players here now. This season has been good for me because I am playing and I just want to push on and keep playing.
“We have some great second rows here and that is a good challenge and means there is competition for places and that you have to perform and play well.
“But it also means you learn off those senior professionals and they push you to train harder and play well to earn a place in the team."
Ospreys head coach Toby Booth expressed delight in Griffiths extending his stay at Liberty Stadium.
“Will had a taste of senior rugby last year but he has really kicked on during this campaign. He is an intelligent rugby player, with a good rugby brain and his shown real versatility, playing across the back five of the forward pack for us.
“Will is an exciting prospect and reads the game exceptionally well and has shown real leadership qualities for us already this season."
Ospreys finished the Pro14 season third in Conference A table after managing eight wins from 16 games.