Griffiths returns to Ospreys on loan from London IrishBy Alan Manicom
November 29, 2012
London Irish have allowed Cai Griffiths to rejoin Ospreys on loan until the end of the season.
The 28-year-old tight-head prop returns to his former club as cover for the injured Aaron Jarvis, Adam Jones and Joe Rees.
Griffiths slipped down the pecking order at Exiles after suffering an injury-plagued start to the season.
All six appearances he has made for the club since his arrival on a one-year deal in the summer have been off the bench.
Leo Halavatau has been ahead of him in the battle for the No. 3 shirt, while the impressive Halani Aulika is expected to return as first-choice tight-head, now that he is back from international duty with Tonga.
Griffiths goes straight into Ospreys' line-up for Friday night's Welsh derby against Cardiff Blues.
Meanwhile, hooker James Buckland, who was facing a season on the sidelines due to injury, has left London Irish to take over as a full-time forwards coach at London Scottish.