Welsh Rugby Union: Luke Morgan Signs New Contract with Ospreys
In a move that has surprised many, Wales wing Luke Morgan has signed a new contract to remain with the Ospreys. The 31-year-old Bridgend Athletic product first joined the Welsh region in 2018 after an impressive stint playing for Wales Sevens.
“I’m thrilled to have inked this new deal with the Ospreys,” said Morgan, who boasts an impressive record of scoring 24 tries in his 86 games. “This is a club steeped in history and tradition, and I’m excited about being part of something truly special.”
Morgan won his solitary cap for Wales back in Autumn of 2018 against Scotland but continues to be regarded as one of their most talented wingers.
The news will come as welcome relief to Osprey’s fans who had been concerned that they would lose one of their talismanic players following last season’s disappointing campaign. It also represents a significant coup for interim head coach Duncan Jones, who was instrumental in convincing Morgan to stay on at Liberty Stadium.
For his part, Jones expressed nothing but delight at securing such an important player on a long-term basis:
“Luke is one of our most important players, so we are absolutely delighted that he has committed himself to us over the next few years. He brings pace and power out wide which makes him difficult for any opposition team to handle.”
Bridging Continuity from Sevens Rugby
Morgan originally made his name playing sevens rugby where he was widely regarded as one of its brightest talents. During this time he helped lead Wales Sevens side into some memorable performances including helping them win World Cup silverware back in Moscow during the summer of 2013.
His pace and agility soon caught the eye of Ospreys head coach, Allen Clarke who brought him into his squad ahead of the start of the 2018-19 season. Since then Morgan has become a fan favourite at Liberty Stadium, thanks in no small part to his ability to score tries out wide or create chances for others with his silky skills on the ball.
The news will come as a timely boost for interim head coach Duncan Jones as he looks to build a team capable of challenging for honours next season. With Morgan now tied down to a long-term deal alongside other key players such as Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric, there is renewed optimism around Swansea that they can bounce back from last year’s disappointment.
All eyes will be on Luke Morgan this season as he looks set to play an integral role in helping Ospreys achieve their goals and objectives both domestically and overseas.