Beck commits future to Ospreys

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:01
Large ashleybecktigers Large ashleybecktreviso Large ashley beck try 630

Welsh international centre, Ashley Beck, has signed a new two-year contract with Ospreys.

Welsh international centre, Ashley Beck, has signed a new two-year contract with Ospreys.
 
A product of the region's player development pathway, 23-year-old Beck was born and bred in Ospreylia and enjoyed his early rugby with Skewen and then Tonmawr.

Having played for the Ospreys at regional age-grade level, Beck also gained considerable experience with Aberavon in the Principality Premiership on his way to establishing himself with his home region.
 
His Ospreys debut came in November 2007 when he was a second-half replacement against Leinster at the Liberty Stadium aged just 17 years and 222 days, becoming the youngest ever player in the Celtic League in the process.

To date he has made 82 regional appearances, scoring 15 tries, including one in the Pro12 Final win in Dublin in 2012.
 
Capped by Wales at all age-grade levels, he made his senior debut on the June 2012 tour of Australia, playing in all three Tests and starting in the second and third. He has worn the Welsh shirt on seven occasions and has scored two tries, gaining a call-up to the Six Nations squad this week.
 
The new contract runs until the end of the 2015/16 season.
 
Speaking after signing the new deal, Beck said: "Signing a new contract with the Ospreys is all I wanted. This is my home region and it's the only place I want to play my rugby.

“As a youngster, playing for the Ospreys was my goal and I've achieved that. Now I've established myself here I want to help the region kick-on and grow, and I want to play my part in helping the team develop.
 
"I suppose I've been around long enough to be considered one of the older heads now, despite only being 23. We are a young team, especially in the backs, but we've got an exciting mix with a lot of potential and I'm looking forward to being part of this group as it grows over the next two years.
 
"This is a great place to be and I'm really happy that my future is all sorted, allowing me to concentrate on my rugby.”
 
Andy Lloyd, Rugby Operations Manager, commented: "This is great news for everybody involved with the Ospreys. As a young, homegrown player who has come all the way through the ranks at the region, from his community club through to the Ospreys first team, he is a shining example of the work being done day in, day out, at Llandarcy to develop a sustainable future.
 
"He's a home grown product and we've seen him develop from a promising teenager into an Ospreys regular and an international player who has come a long way since his debut as a 17-year old.

“For a young man he has been around a long time, and has a lot of games under his belt, which makes people think he is a lot older than he actually is, but we believe that he still has a lot more to offer and that is what is exciting about this news.
 
"The coaches will be looking to help him develop personally over the next two years, and to really establish himself at the top end of the game during the duration of this contract.

“With so much being said and written about players leaving Wales, Ashley is exactly the kind of player we need to keep here, and is fantastic that he sees his future with his home region.”
 
The news that Beck has put pen-to-paper to extend his time with the Ospreys come shortly after confirmation that Welsh internationals Dan Evans and Sam Parry will join the region next season, along with exciting Fijian cap Josh Matavesi.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Thu, 11 February 2016
Dragons v Connacht 19h30 Rodney Parade
Fri, 12 February 2016
Leinster v Zebre 19h30 RDS Arena
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 19h30 Kingspan Stadium
Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers 19h45 Kingston Park
Scarlets v Edinburgh 20h15 Parc y Scarlets
Sat, 13 February 2016
Treviso v Cardiff Blues 12h30 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
France v Ireland 14h25 Paris
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Worcester Warriors v Bath 15h00 Sixways
Northampton Saints v London Irish 15h00 Franklin's Gardens
Gloucester v Harlequins 15h00 Kingsholm
Wales v Scotland 16h50 Cardiff
Sun, 14 February 2016
Italy v England 14h00 Rome
Saracens v Wasps 16h00 Allianz Park
Munster v Ospreys 17h00 Irish Independent Park
Mon, 15 February 2016
NMMU-Madibaz v Maties 14h45 Port Elizabeth
UP-Tuks v Shimlas 16h30 Pretoria
TUT v UWC 16h30 Pretoria
UKZN-Impi v Fort Hare 16h30 Pietermaritzburg
CUT-Ixias v UCT-Ikeys 16h30 Bloemfontein
NWU-Pukke v UJ 17h00 Potchefstroom
PRO12
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Ulster 13 8 0 5 41
Scarlets 13 9 0 4 40
Connacht 13 8 0 5 40
Leinster 12 9 0 3 39
Edinburgh 13 8 0 5 37
Munster 12 8 0 4 36
Ospreys 13 6 1 6 30
Glasgow Warriors 11 5 1 5 29
Cardiff Blues 12 5 0 7 27
Dragons 13 4 0 9 21
Zebre 12 4 0 8 18
Treviso 12 0 0 12 7