Isaac re-signs with Ospreys

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:34
Large tomisaacswasps

The Ospreys have confirmed that Tom Isaacs has become the latest player to sign a new deal with the region.

The Ospreys have confirmed that Tom Isaacs has become the latest player to sign a new deal with the region.

The 26-year old has committed to the Ospreys beyond the end of this season, putting pen to paper on a new two-year contract which keeps him at the Liberty Stadium until 2015.

Isaacs, a Wales age-grade cap and Sevens World Cup winner, joined the Ospreys in 2009, and after injuries hampered his first year with the region he has become an increasingly influential member of the playing squad.

He made his debut for the region against the Dragons at the Liberty Stadium in October 2010, with his first start coming four months later in February 2011 against London Wasps. He made his 50th appearance for the region last month in the Pro 12 fixture against Connacht in Galway, and was out of contract at the end of the season.

“I’m delighted to sign up for another two years” said Isaacs.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far. I know that I’ve learnt a lot over the last four years and I feel I’m still learning every day when I come to work at Llandarcy. There’s a great set-up here with some fantastic coaches. I’ve got some great friends here, it’s a place where I’m really happy to be.

“I had a difficult first year due to injuries but I had great support and I was able to put that behind me. Over the last three seasons, and the last 24 months in particular, I’ve been able to play a part in what the team is doing and it keeps getting better for me.

“I’ve had a good run this season, and that’s something I’ve really enjoyed. Like I said, I’m still learning a hell of a lot, from the coaches and my teammates, but if I keep working hard I can hopefully cement my place in the team over the next two years.”

Andy Lloyd, Rugby Operations Manager at the Ospreys, commented: “Tom has done really well over the last 18 months, we’ve really seen him develop on and off the field. There’s no getting away from his versatility, but he has been able to establish himself more and more as a 13 with some solid performances.

“He’s capable of producing some really exciting moments, he can beat people and he’s physical, which is a good place to start from. He’s getting better and better, and we see Tom as a big part of our future.

“It’s great news that Tom has committed himself to the Ospreys, becoming the latest player to sign a new contract for next season and beyond.

“Although the financial climate remains challenging, the steps that we have taken as a business to put us on a more stable, sustainable footing, means that we can look ahead to the future positively, with decisions being made for rugby reasons.”

Isaacs follows on from Duncan Jones, Rhys Webb and Joe Bearman in signing new contracts recently, while young forwards Lloyd Peers and James King did so at the end of December.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sun, 01 May 2016
Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 12h00 Sandy Park
London Irish v Harlequins 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Newcastle Falcons 14h15 Allianz Park
Fri, 06 May 2016
Crusaders v Reds 07h35 Christchurch
Brumbies v Bulls 09h40 Canberra
Griffons v Eagles 15h00 Welkom
EP Kings v Blue Bulls 16h00 Port Elizabeth
Sat, 07 May 2016
Sunwolves v Force 05h15 Tokyo
Chiefs v Highlanders 07h35 Hamilton
Waratahs v Cheetahs 09h40 Sydney
Leopards v Boland 12h30 Potchefstroom
Sharks v Hurricanes 13h00 Durban
Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs 13h00 Randburg
Griquas v Border 13h00 Kimberley
Pumas v Namibia 13h00 Mpumalanga
Wasps v London Irish 14h30 Ricoh Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 14h30 Kingston Park
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 14h30 Sixways
Bath v Leicester Tigers 14h30 Recreation Ground
Gloucester v Northampton Saints 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 Twickenham
Zebre v Dragons 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Munster v Scarlets 15h00 Thomond Park
Ospreys v Ulster 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Connacht v Glasgow Warriors 15h00 Sportsground
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues 15h00 BT Murrayfield
Leinster v Treviso 15h00 RDS
Kings v Blues 15h05 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Western Province 15h30 Durban
PRO12
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 21 14 1 6 71
Connacht 21 14 0 7 69
Leinster 21 15 0 6 68
Ulster 21 13 0 8 64
Scarlets 21 14 0 7 63
Munster 21 12 0 9 58
Ospreys 21 11 1 9 54
Edinburgh 21 11 0 10 53
Cardiff Blues 21 10 0 11 52
Dragons 21 4 0 17 26
Treviso 21 3 0 18 20
Zebre 21 4 0 17 19