Italy scrum-half Tito Tebaldi eager for Ospreys chance

New Ospreys scrum-half Tito Tebaldi is looking forward to "the chance of my life" as he prepares for next season.

The 25-year old Italy international signed a two-year deal in March and joins from Italian side Zebre.

"It is the chance of my life, it's a dream for me to be coming to play for the Ospreys," Tebaldi said.

"Moving to another country to play is a big challenge... it's a fantastic opportunity for me to improve my rugby life and I'm very excited."

Tebaldi made 21 appearances for Zebre last season, scoring four tries, after scoring 93 points in 47 games for the now defunct Aironi.

He could start next season as Ospreys' first-choice scrum-half, as Rhys Webb requires surgery on cruciate knee ligament damage, while Kahn Fotuali'i has left for Northampton Saints.

Youngster Tom Habberfield is another option in the number nine shirt for the Welsh region next season and although his versatility has seen him also play at full-back and fly-half in the PRO12, he says he's looking forward to fighting for the number nine shirt.