The Ospreys have announced that prop Duncan Jones has inked a new two-year deal extension at the region.
Jones, who has been with his home region since its inception in the summer of 2003, was out of contract at the end of this season. However, he has now committed himself to the Ospreys until the end of the 2013/14 campaign.
Having made his regional debut midway through the Ospreys inaugural season, featuring in a Heineken Cup defeat to Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon, he has been a mainstay of the region for a decade.
He currently stands third in the all-time Ospreys appearance list on 182, just six behind Andrew Bishop at the top of the pile.
"I'm delighted to have sorted out the next couple of years, "Jones told the Ospreys website.
"This is my home region and I've always enjoyed playing here. Since the very first day of the Ospreys we've always been faced with challenges, and it's the sign of a progressive organisation that we've always responded in the right way and used those challenges to evolve.
"I think we are at the start of another new challenge here, right now. A lot of the faces have changed and I think it is an exciting time. We've got a lot of youngsters starting to make their mark and I'm pleased to be around to help in whatever way I can to help keep the Ospreys at the top.
"I haven't signed for two years just to make up the numbers though. I realise that Ryan Bevington is playing very well but I intend fighting him all the way for the shirt over the next two years."