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Wales prop Rhodri Jones signs for Ospreys

(Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

The Ospreys have completed the signing of Wales tight-head Rhodri Jones on a two-year deal from the Scarlets.

Jones will arrive at the region in the summer on a contract that runs until 2018. He currently has 13 Wales caps and is looking forward to joining the Ospreys.

"I'm very excited about this move. I've enjoyed my time with the Scarlets but this is a great opportunity for me professionally," Jones said. "The Ospreys are a team that is competitive on all fronts, one that is up there with the best so it's a real challenge for me to establish myself in the squad, although I'm looking forward to it.

"I've thrown myself into the challenge of switching sides in the scrum, and it's been hard at times, but the Ospreys have a great record for developing forwards and going there will really help me to kick on as a tight-head."

Ospreys' rugby general manager Andrew Millward added: "Rhodri is someone with huge potential to become a quality player.

"We see him as an individual who fits what we want from a tight-head, in terms of ability and character, and we believe that we can work with him to keep moving his set piece work forward.

"We've spoken to him at length and he's really excited about playing his part in what we are looking to do long term here at the Ospreys. We look forward to him reporting for duty ahead of 2016-17."