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New Ospreys deal for Walker

The Ospreys have announced a new two-year contract for wing Eli Walker.

The 21-year-old has pledged his future to the Welsh region until 2016.

He was selected to make his Wales debut during the autumn Tests earlier this season, but a hamstring injury suffered during training dashed those hopes.

Walker then suffered a recurrence of that injury in last week's RaboDirect PRO12 loss to Ulster.

"Playing for the Ospreys was a goal that I had since I was playing schools rugby, so to have achieved that makes it special," he said.

"To be truthful, I wouldn't have liked to have had to go anywhere else, so it's great that the coaches want me here.

"The main aim for the next couple of years has to be to stay fit.

"I've had some bad luck this season and not managed as much game-time as anyone would have hoped for, but experiences like this can help to make me stronger."