Ospreys duo set to leave

Cockbain and Pugh transfer listed by Welsh region

Last Updated: 19/10/07 1:53pm

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Cockbain: Set to leave

Cockbain: Set to leave

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The Ospreys have confirmed that Wales internationals Brent Cockbain and Richard Pugh had been transfer listed by mutual consent.

Pugh joined the Ospreys on the formation of the region in 2003 and has played 79 times for the region, and has initially joined London Welsh on loan until the end of November.

Cockbain joined the Ospreys in 2004 and has turned out 55 times for the region. During the off season he was linked with a move to Sale Sharks but the Ospreys were not willing to release him.

"Brent and Richie have both made sterling contributions to the Ospreys during their time at the region," Ospreys Director of Rugby Kevin Hopkins said.

"But both of these players are now likely to have more limited playing opportunities and it has been agreed that it is best that they move on.

"We wish to thank them for their contribution to the region and wish them the best for the future. I am sure both of these professionals with find clubs at which they will make a positive impact."

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