SCRUM-HALF Matthew Aubrey has spoken of his pride at signing a new deal to stay with the Ospreys.

The half back, who hails from Pontarddulais, has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract with the regional rugby franchise.

Aubrey, 23, made his Ospreys debut against Harlequins at St Helen’s back in November 2016.

A former Wales Under 16s and 18s international, he has played 31 games and scored two tries for the Ospreys.

He has played for Pontarddulais and Swansea RFC, and was a WRU Regional Age Grade winner with the Ospreys U18s in 2015.

“I am delighted and very proud to have extended my stay at the Ospreys for another two years," he said,

“It’s really exciting where the Ospreys are going at the moment, with new coaches and some fresh faces here, and I really wanted to be a part of it.

“Toby (Booth) has shown a lot of faith in the young boys here this year, and they have delivered for him too.

"We have a good Academy system and a lot of the boys here have come through that system.

“There are plenty of quality nines here and there is big competition for places, and we all know we can get an opportunity, and that can only improve you as a person and as a player.

“To get the chance to learn from the likes of Webby and to pick the brains of Reuben is great. I just want to play and get on the pitch more now.”

Toby Booth, Ospreys Head Coach, said he was delighted to have the talented number nine on board.

He said: “Matt is one of our own and it is part of our philosophy to give homegrown players an opportunity, as we plan to build the depth and quality of the Ospreys squad.”