The 21-times capped Welsh international, who stands at 6ft and 8ins and weighs in at 19st, is clearly relishing the chance to roll up his sleeves for the Ospreys.
He is part of an Ospreys eight which has been dominant at the scrum and is proving to be a real weapon for the side as the campaign develops.
“You have seen glimpses of the rugby we want to play and the direction we want to go, we need performances and then the results will come,” said Beard.
“It’s all about putting the work in and we are all doing that.
“We have one of the best scrums in the league and we have scored a few driving lineouts too.
“You have seen the improvements and the style we want to play, we need to put in an 80 minute performance, and, like I say, you are seeing where we want to go as a team, we just need it for the full 80 minutes.
“You look at our results since we’ve come back after the lockdown and we have a good performance, then we back it up with a loss.
“It’s important for us all that we celebrate our victories but then get straight back into it the week after and get another solid performance in the bag.“