Harri Deaves: Open-side signs first Ospreys deal

Harri Deaves in Ospreys training
Harri Deaves scored a first Ospreys attempt against Sale Sharks in Heineken Champions Cup. It was one of six senior appearances from 2021-22

After graduating from the academy, Flanker Harri deaves signed his first Ospreys professional deal.

The two-year contract for the 20-year old open-side is a reward to his outstanding senior performances this season.

He also shined for Wales Under-20s, in their Six Nations campaign.

Deaves, who has Wales flankers Jac Morison and Justin Tipuric injured as Ospreys competitors, said: “I know that I have to accept every opportunity that comes along.”

Toby Booth, Ospreys’ head coach, stated: “Everyone knows how important it to us to create our own talent. Harri is a key part of this commitment and has impressed when he played.

Deaves stated, “Toby has really stood by me, shown he believes in me and is confident that I will do a job for our team.”

“He has demonstrated that your age does not matter, and he will give an opportunity to you if you impress enough during training.”

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