Wales international wing Lee Byrne has signed a new four year contract with Heineken Cup quarter-finalists the Ospreys.
Byrne joined the Ospreys in 2006 after a short spell with Llanelli Scarlets and has become a regular starter for the ambitious Welsh region. Since moving to the Liberty Stadium the wing has scored six tries for the Ospreys in the Heineken Cup including the match winning score against Bourgoin in Round 6.
The 27 year old is looking forward to his first Heineken Cup quarter-final and is hoping that Ospreys can become one of the leading clubs in Europe.
"I'm delighted to be able to extend my contract for another four years and I'm excited about the challenges that lie ahead, both for myself personally, and for the Ospreys. With our first ever Heineken Cup quarter-final coming up over the next few weeks, there are exciting times ahead for us and these are the type of games that all rugby players want to be involved in. The Ospreys are on the verge of big things and I'm looking forward to helping the region move onto the next level, which is to establish ourselves as one of Europe's leading sides" he said.
Ospreys are joined in the last eight by fellow Welsh region Cardiff Blues and will face Saracens and Toulouse respectively.
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