The former New-Zealand international back row Filo Tiatia has extended his playing contract for another 12 months with Heineken Cup quarter-finalists the Ospreys.
The 36 year old former All Black (2 appearances) joined the Welsh region in 2006 from Toyota Verblitz in Japan and was part of the 2007 Magners League winning side. The forward hopes to end his playing career with the Ospreys and move into coaching.
"I have to look to the future, which is why I've been working on developing my coaching skills while I've been here. I've been fortunate enough to get valuable experience working with Swansea RFC as defence coach last season, and I've also helped in a small capacity with the Ospreys U20 side this season as forwards coach while trying to get as many qualifications as I can", he said.
The new deal is the third Ospreys contract announcement in recent days following extensions by Lee Byrne and Shane Williams.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.