Former Cefneithin RFC and Scarlets scrum-half Luke Davies has joined the Ospreys for the 2023-24 season.

After starting his rugby career at Cefneithin, he joined the Scarlets Academy before making his professional debut in the BKT URC against Benetton in the 2021/22 season.

The promising scrum-half then moved to the Jersey Reds, and has also represented Wales three times at Under 20s level.

“It’s brilliant to be signing for such a big club like the Ospreys," said Davies.

"There’s a great group down here, the coaches and players have already made me feel welcome.

“This is a top opportunity for me to contribute my skills and passion to a club with such a rich history and dedicated fan base.

"I'm looking forward to working alongside my new teammates and pushing on with them to achieve as much as possible.”

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Head Coach, Toby Booth, said: “We’re happy to announce Luke as a new signing at the Ospreys.

"He is a player with a lot of potential and one of our focuses will be working closely with him to help him achieve that. ]

"As a young scrum half, he’ll bring a fresh skillset and set of energy to the team.

“At the Ospreys, we’ve committed to building a supportive environment that gives both our younger and senior boys the best possible platform to thrive and develop into top class players, and we’ll be looking to do that with Luke.”

The Ospreys had previously announced that Tristan Davies, Will Griffiths, Rhys Henry, Luke Scully and Ben Warren had signed new deals with the team.

The signings will fill key slots in the squad’s pack options, and at fly half.

Will Griffiths, a player who has previously captained the Ospreys, missed most of last season through injury and will be looking to pick up where he left off. He currently has 49 appearances in the first team and will hope to add to his tally.

Ben Warren and Rhys Henry will be welcome renewals for the Ospreys front row, and both players will be looking to build on their appearances so far for the team.

With the departures of Gareth Anscombe and Stephen Myler following the 22/23 season, Scully will also add some quality depth in the fly half position.

A 6’4 forward whose attitude has been previously commended by Head Coach Toby Booth, Tristan Davies’ versatility allows him to do a job at lock and in the back row. Davies has also represented Wales at Under 20s level.

Head Coach Toby Booth said: "The decision to re-sign these players was an easy one for us as a coaching staff.

"They have proven themselves to be assets to the Ospreys both on and off the field and we are excited to see how they continue to grow and contribute to the team moving forward.

“By investing in our young talent, it allows us to maintain a strong core group of players who understand our system and values.

"We are confident that these boys will provide both further quality and continuity to our squad.”