“I have to thank the coaches and the players at the Ospreys for getting me back on track and giving me the confidence to get back out there and to get my performances back on track.
“Then I was picked for the Six Nations squad, we had a successful campaign and then there was the initially disappointment of not being selected for the Lions and then getting the call to join the tour.
“So, it was an up and down season but one that has benefited me and will see me in good stead going forward.
“This season with the Ospreys is massively exciting, we have a good squad with a mix of young guys coming through, pushing for places, and we have senior players who are world class players.
‘We have something special building here and being back in the Heineken Champions Cup will only be beneficial for the Ospreys. The coaches have put us in a good position but it’s about us pushing forward again.
“The URC with the South African teams coming will be great for everyone – the players, coaches and supporters – to play against these sides at Swansea. Com Stadium.
“These are awesome South African sides we will be playing and it will be a real challenge and we are looking forward to it.”