The 6ft 6in, 19 stone lock Ben Glynn will join the squad from Gallagher Premiership side, Harlequins.
- Ben Glynn played for England U18s and made 99 appearances for Bristol
- At 6ft 6in and 19st, Glynn is an imposing figure, and will bolster an injury hit second row at the Ospreys
- The former Harlequin is capable of playing in both the second and back row
With second row trio Alun Wyn Jones, Adam Beard, and Bradley Davies on international duty, the squad suffered another blow against Ulster when James King went down injured, on top of Will Griffiths picking up an injury during the week. The 28-year old’s timely arrival will add much needed cover in a position that needs bolstering.
Second row @GlynnBen signs for Ospreys ahead of Leinster clash.
— Ospreys (@ospreys) October 3, 2019
The former England U18s lock, who can also play in the back row, enjoyed a prosperous period at Bristol, just one appearance short of one hundred caps for the Bears. Glynn also tallied up over 40 appearances for the Quins and was a popular figure there, having been nominated for the DHL Supporters’ Player of the Month shortly after making his debut.
Rugby General Manager Dan Griffiths said of his fifth summer signing: “Ben has played at a top level for a long period of time and offers us an excellent option with three key players away on international duty and two others picking up injuries last week.
“With that in mind, we’re looking forward to seeing Ben in action on Friday at Leinster and hope the fans will join us in welcoming him to the club.”
Head Coach Allen Clarke added: “It’s great to secure a player of Ben’s calibre and experience so swiftly. He offers us an immediate option in a position of critical need.
“In the short time he has been with the squad he has fitted in brilliantly and already he has shown the potential he possesses. Undoubtedly it’s been a whirlwind week for him, one which is going to become even more intense come Friday night but one he is really looking forward to.”
Glynn will travel to Dublin this weekend to face Leinster having been named on the bench for Clarke’s side, speaking to OspreysTV ahead of travelling he said: “It’s obviously a great set up here and they’ve had some great players come through, and have many still here.
“I got a call on Monday evening, then came across for tin hat Tuesday, full contact training. It’s been a bit whirlwind but I’m really enjoying it and they’re a good bunch of lads here. I can’t wait to get going now.”
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