Tighthead prop Joe Rees has confirmed that he is to move to Worcester Warriors next season.
The 23-year old from Mumbles has made 30 appearances (12 starts) for the Ospreys since making his debut in an LV= Cup win over Leicester at the Brewery Field in November 2010.
The Wales age-grade cap has found game-time limited over the last two seasons through a combination of a spell on the sidelines due to injury and the emergence of other young players in his position.
“I’m sorry to be leaving my home region, but excited about a new opportunity at Worcester. I couldn’t have learnt my trade in a better place, with the Ospreys renowned for developing props. It’s the natural thing in rugby that you are always playing for your future, and with so many young players coming through it was important that I took my opportunity when I had it. Unfortunately, that hasn’t be the case and with others now coming into the squad my chances have been limited. This move will give me a fresh start.”
Ospreys Rugby wish Joe the very best of luck for his future.