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Ospreys capture Bath prop Aaron Jarvis

Prop Aaron Jarvis
Prop Aaron Jarvis is Welsh-qualified through his grandmother

Ospreys have signed prop Aaron Jarvis from Bath for next season.

The 24-year-old tight-head has signed a three-year deal and will join up with his new team-mates at the liberty Stadium in the summer.

The capture of Jarvis would help offset the expected departure of Wales prop Craig Mitchell from the Ospreys to an English Premiership side next summer.

"I'm really excited about making this move to the Ospreys, I'm looking forward to it," Jarvis said.

"It's a big move for me and a great opportunity. I just want to get stuck in and do a good job."

Exeter-born Jarvis is a product of the Bath Academy and has been capped by England at Under-16 and U19 level, but is Welsh-qualified through his grandmother who came from Merthyr Tydfil.

Jarvis is out of contract at the Recreation Ground at the end of the season, having signed a two-year extension with Bath in 2008.

Ospreys elite performance director Andrew Hore welcomed Jarvis to the region, revealing that the player had been a long-term target for the Ospreys.

Aaron Jarvis is Welsh qualified and he feels that being at the Ospreys is a good place for him to achieve his rugby ambitions

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"We've been following him for the last 18 months and we are delighted to be able to confirm his signing," Hore said.

"We were already aware of him before he made a huge impact against us in last season's LV= Cup and the coaches here are looking forward to working with him.

"He comes to us highly recommended. He has a great character, he doesn't train like a number one, he always trains like a number two that wants to become number one, something that is very important to us.

"He has an excellent attitude and work ethic, is strong and has great technique. Crucially, he wants to develop as a player and a person and we believe we can offer him the right environment to improve.

"Importantly, he is Welsh qualified and he feels that being at the Ospreys is a good place for him to achieve his rugby ambitions."



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