Tipuric commits to Ospreys

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Wales flanker Justin Tipuric has signed a new contract with his home region Ospreys until 2020.

The British and Irish Lion rejected the overtures of top European clubs to sign a fresh three year-deal with Ospreys in 2014 and the 27-year-old has again opted to prolong his stay at the Pro12 outfit.

Tipuric's decision to commit to the Swansea-based side comes just 10 days after his club and international team-mate Dan Lydiate put pen to paper on a new national dual contract.

"It's a good place to be at. It was an easy decision." said Tipuric.

"We are going in the right direction and I'm happy to sign for the team I support.

"The group of players we've got now helps, obviously family comes into it, and you want to win things. I've won one league with the Ospreys and I want to win more, which I think we can do.

"There have been some ups and downs over the last few seasons but we've learned from them and are in a much better place.

"With some experienced players added to the squad, key players re-signing and plenty of young talent coming through it's an exciting time for the Ospreys."