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Davies comes home to Wales

Guinness PRO12 Editor

16 Jun 2010

Hot on the heels of Newport Gwent Dragons repatriating Hugo and Arthur Ellis from England, the Ospreys have brought another Welsh qualified youngster ‘back home’, this time from Ireland.

Born in Llanelli, the 18-year-old Ross Davies moved to Dublina decade ago with his family and represented Leinsterand Ireland Under 18s last season as a full back.

He had been offered a place in the Leinster Under 19 squad for the 2010/11 season, but instead opted to return to Walesto join the Ospreys on a three-year devlopment contract.

Welsh born Ireland U-18 cap Ross Jones is to return home to Walesto play rugby next season after signing a three year development contract with the Ospreys.

"I'm really excited about signing for the Ospreys and coming home to Wales. Although I recently played for Ireland, I am Welsh and when Wales play IrelandI'm always wearing a red jersey," said Davies.

The Ospreys are giving me a fantastic opportunity and I'm really looking forward to working with the coaches and players there. Lee Byrne is probably the best full-back in the world so it'll be good to learn from him, and hopefully, in the future I can reach the senior Ospreys team and maybe even wear the red jersey for real. "

The Ellis brothers have joined the Dragons this summer from London Wasps. Hugo captained Wales Under 16 before going on to lead England Under 20 into the IRB JUnior World Championship final in Wales two years ago.

He is a No 8, while Arthur is a hooker who is currently in the England Under 20 squad at the IRB JWC in Argentina.