Ospreys: Lock Lloyd Peers signs contract extension

Ospreys second row Lloyd Peers has signed a new contract with the region.

The new deal will keep the 23-year old former Bridgend Athletic player at the Liberty Stadium until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Peers has made 35 appearances for the Ospreys since making his debut against Exeter Chiefs in November 2011.

"If I keep working hard I'll continue improving and, hopefully, be able to cement my place in the team," said Peers.

The imminent departure of Wales internationals Ryan Jones (Bristol) and Ian Evans (Toulon) is likely to offer Peers greater opportunities in the second row.

Peers is the 12th player to have signed a new contract with the Ospreys since the turn of the year.

The others are Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Lewis, Ashley Beck, Eli Walker, Jonathan Spratt, Ben John, Ryan Bevington, Dmitri Arhip, Nicky Smith, Dan Baker and Dan Suter.