Jones to swap Scarlets for Ospreys

Wales international Rhodri Jones will swap the Scarlets for the Ospreys at the end of the season, it has been confirmed.

The 24-year-old prop, who has 13 international caps to his name and made his 100th appearance for the Llanelli outfit at the weekend, will arrive at the Liberty Stadium on a two-year deal.

"I'm very excited about this move," he said. "I've enjoyed my time with the Scarlets but this is a great opportunity for me professionally.

"The Ospreys are a team that is competitive on all fronts, one that is up there with the best, so it's a real challenge for me to establish myself in the squad, although I'm looking forward to it.

"It was an honour to have played my 100th game for the Scarlets last weekend and I will give my all to the region as we challenge for a Pro12 play-off position from now until the end of the season."

Scarlets general manager of rugby Jon Daniels commented: "We are disappointed to see Rhodri leave the Scarlets however we respect his decision. We wish him well as he looks to continue his career with the Ospreys."

Jones will hope the move can propel him back into Warren Gatland's plans, having not featured for the national team since November 2014.

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