Tips appointed as Captain

After committing his future to his home region back in February with a new three-year contract, Justin Tipuric will take the reigns as Captain for the third season running.

Speaking after appointing his captain, Head Coach Toby Booth said: "Since I’ve been here he’s been one of the shining lights in our evolution so as a result it was an easy choice, he is well respected and is the leader on and off the field."

Tipuric took over the captaincy from Alun Wyn Jones back at the start of the 2018/19 season, who held the post since August 2010 after a record 115 appearances as captain.

The flanker already had experience as captain under his belt after becoming the second youngest ever Ospreys captain, aged just 21, back in January 2011. His tally as captain of the Ospreys currently stand at 48. 

Tips currently sits on 176 matches for the Ospreys, having made his debut for the region off the bench back in November 2011 against Northampton Saints.

During his time in an Ospreys jersey, the Trebanos flanker has soared over the whitewash an impressive 30 times, seeing him sitting in 7th place on the all-time top try scorer list. In fact, he is the only forward listed in the top ten.

The talismanic openside represented Wales in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in the rugby sevens event, adding to his sevens experience after playing for Wales Sevens just a year before making his full Wales debut off the bench against Argentina in 2011.

Capped 75 times by Wales, the triple Six Nations and double Grand Slam champion openside from Trebanos has also been on the last two British & Irish Lions tours to Australia and New Zealand and captained his country for the first time in 2019s Rugby World Cup.