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Sam Parry joins on short-term loan agreement

Ospreys’ hooker Sam Parry has joined Bristol Bears on a short-term loan, while Jordan Lay goes the other way, making the switch to Liberty Stadium.

27 year-old Parry arrives with immediate effect and is available for selection. As part of the swap, Loosehead prop Lay departs on a four-week agreement.

With Shaun Malton (groin) and Will Capon (shoulder) sidelined, head coach Lam bolsters his front row options with the arrival of Parry.

“We’re missing Shaun and Will to long-term injuries, so it was important we added depth to that position with a crucial period coming up,” said Lam.

“Ospreys were looking for a front rower, so it’s the ideal situation to give Jordan [Lay] an opportunity to get some minutes under his belt at the same time.”