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Evans commits to Ospreys

Evans has taken on some of Europe's best teams in the Champions Cup this season.

Evans commits to Ospreys

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Ospreys prospect Cai Evans has committed his future to the region by putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal.

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The former Wales Under-20s outside-half has been thrust into the first-team picture this season, starting 14 games at full-back after the region were hit with injuries and World Cup call-ups. The 20-year-old becomes the sixth player this year to have re-signed at the Liberty Stadium.

Evans, the son of former Wales wing Ieuan, made his Ospreys debut in 2017, having graduated through the Ospreys pathway and served his apprenticeship at Bridgend Ravens. He played every Wales U20s game for the two years he was involved, including kicking the winning penalty in a historic triumph over the Junior All Blacks.

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“I am learning so much about the game and this is the place where I want to continue to do that,” said Evans. “The Ospreys saw the potential in what I had to offer and since I have been here I have seen a real progression in my game and, looking ahead, I feel I can really continue along that path.

“The number of injuries we have sustained has been well documented and everybody knows that’s unfortunate, and part of the game. But having the opportunity to play full back as many times I have had this season gives me more and more of a chance to play and learn.”

Evans is one of a new generation of young Ospreys who have come through the Academy system, including No8 Morgan Morris, hooker Dewi Lake, centres Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler and Kieran Williams, who have all gained valuable experience this season.

“We are all supportive of each other and every experience is a positive one for all of us because we are learning what is required,” added Evans. It’s the way we can learn, by training with the senior players during the week, and then playing in the big games.

“It’s a building block and having that experience behind me has given me the belief and the attitude to take every opportunity that comes my way.

“I feel because of being here as a youngster, I have a real connection with the region and the club, and I am playing with established players who were in the same position I am in three or four years ago.

“Knowing they have come from the same starting point gives you a real determination and focus to keep learning, developing and improving. I am training with players who have attained real sustained success at the highest level and just being in the same environment shows me the levels I have to aspire to.”

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