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Richard Fussell excited for the future at the Ospreys

Last Updated: 25/03/13 9:23am

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Richard Fussell: Has been handed a new three-year deal

Richard Fussell: Has been handed a new three-year deal

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Ospreys full-back Richard Fussell has become the latest player to commit to the region in recent weeks.

The 28-year-old, who has appeared 77 times for the Ospreys since joining from the Dragons in 2010, has agreed a new three-year contract.

And he follows Tom Grabham, Tom Isaacs, Duncan Jones, Rhys Webb, Joe Bearman, Lloyd Peers and James King in pledging his future to the side.

"It's huge for me, knowing that the Ospreys want to keep me here for the long term," Fussell told the club's official site.

"It's great to know that management see me as part of the future of the region.

Grateful

"I really enjoy being part of the squad. There's been a bit of a change for me over the last couple of seasons, I've played wing since I was a youngster playing age-grade rugby but moving to the Ospreys and then switching to full back has given me a new lease of life, a new direction.

"It's opened my eyes a little bit and I'm grateful to have been given the opportunity here.

"The first goal over the three years of the new contract is to keep that jersey. We want to push on as a team over the rest of the season, try and get into the play-offs and retain the PRO12 trophy, while on a personal level I want to keep pushing myself and continue improving."

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