Ospreys hooker Huw Bennett has confirmed that he is leaving the Liberty Stadium at the end of the season after agreeing a deal with T14 side Lyon.
One of the Ospreys ‘originals’, Bennett has made 142 appearances for the region to date, scoring eight tries, having made his debut in a 36-25 defeat against Leinster at the Gnoll in November 2003.
Bennett also has 51 Wales caps, becoming only the second Welsh hooker to reach a half century earlier this month, in the Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin.
Confirming his move, Bennett commented:
“I want to thank the Ospreys and our awesome supporters for a fantastic nine years. I’ve been there from its inception and the region will always hold a special place in my heart.
“I’m looking forward to my new challenge of playing in France with Lyon. Until then I am fully committed to ending the season on a high and with some silverware for Ospreylia.”