United Rugby Championship: Wales flank Dan Lydiate pens new Ospreys deal

Date published: May 25 2022 - Dylan Coetzee

Wales and Ospreys flanker Dan Lydiate has confirmed that he has extended his contract with the region for one more season.

Lydiate has returned to good form after struggling with injury in 2021, earning a call-up to the Wales squad to travel to South Africa for three Tests in July.

Credit to the medical team

The 34-year-old already has 65 Test caps and is grateful for the Ospreys medical team aiding his return from injury, allowing him to continue contributing to the side.

“Getting back on the field was my main focus this season, and I am grateful for the support of the Ospreys’ medical and strength and conditioning teams for getting me playing again,” said Lydiate.

“The focus now is to get back to my best, produce performances and play my role in a successful Ospreys side.”

Ospreys head coach Toby Booth commended Lydiate’s mental fortitude in dealing with injury issues and believes the call-up to the Wales squad underlines his leadership abilities.

“Dan’s resilience and determination to get back playing after his injury has been well documented,” Booth said.

“His leadership skills and the standards he sets, on and off the field, have been recognised by his recent call-up for Wales.”

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