Ospreys Rugby are delighted to announce that Luke Morgan, top try scorer at the region this season, has signed a new two-year contract.
The 26-year old winger, Wales Sevens all time top try – and points – scorer, has agreed to extend his time with the Ospreys until at least 2021 after making a huge impression in his first full season back at the home region he represented as a youngster.
Speaking after committing his future to the Ospreys, Morgan said:
“It’s nice to finally get pen to paper and I’m really excited about the future now, and being here for another two years.
“This is where I want to be and I was keen to get the paper signed. The way the season started my profile shot up rapidly and I know that the pressure is on me to not just hit that level every time but to keep improving and this is the right place for that.”
Hailing from Bridgend, Morgan represented the Ospreys at age-grade level and made one Anglo Welsh Cup appearance for the region as a teenager before embarking on his successful sevens career, scoring 131 tries from 202 matches in the World Sevens Series as well as playing at two Commonwealths Games and last summer’s Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Renowned as one of the world’s leading finishers in the shortened version of the game, he rejoined the Ospreys ahead of the current season. His devastating pace and eye for a gap has seen him run in nine tries from 17 appearances to date.
He scored the only try of the game in the Christmas win over the Scarlets to cement his place as a fan’s favourite at the Liberty Stadium, while his hat-trick against Zebre at the end of November means he is just one of 10 players to score three in a game for the Ospreys, alongside esteemed wingers like Tommy Bowe, Nikki Walker and Shane Williams.
His early season impact was recognised via a first call up into Warren Gatland’s senior squad for the autumn international series, making his debut against Scotland in November.
“This is excellent news for the Ospreys” said head coach, Allen Clarke.
“Luke has transferred well from sevens and his tremendous start was rewarded with his first Welsh cap in fifteens. He’s electric when he gets the ball in his hands, he gets people out of their seats and scores tries. That’s what we all want to see.
“What is really exciting about Luke is there’s more to come from him. He’s got a real appetite to learn the positional expertise required to really kick on from here and become a top level back three player.”