England under-20 international Kenny, 24, will provide cover for Wales prop Gareth Thomas currently on the sidelines and will compete with Nicky Smith and Garyn Phillips for a starting birth in Toby Booth’s side.
A powerful loose head prop, Kenny will add depth to the Ospreys’ front row, further bolstering the team’s pack strength and versatility.
Having made 33 appearances for the Chiefs, the Devon based player will bring his strength, and robust style of play to the Ospreys squad.
A mobile and dynamic performer on the field, Kenny has displayed consistent performances, excellent scrummaging skills, and a strong physical presence on the pitch for the Chiefs.
Speaking on the move, Kenny said:
“It’s an honour to join Ospreys for this season, it’s a club with a rich heritage and passionate fan base.
“My journey with the Chiefs so far has prepared me well for this exciting new chapter in my career. I’m grateful for the chance to bring what I’ve learned and my style of play to this quality squad. I feel privileged to be a part of this environment and I can’t wait to put on the black jersey.
“I’m eager to contribute to the team, take on exciting new challenges, and make a significant impact on and off the pitch.”
Toby Booth, Head Coach at Ospreys, said of Kenny’s signing:
“We are excited to welcome James to the team. He is a talented player with a lot to offer, and we believe he will fit right in with our current squad.
“We have a long history of developing talented individuals, and we’re confident that James will seize this opportunity to develop further, while making a significant contribution to the squad.”
“The Ospreys, our dedicated supporters, and the whole Osprey community extend a warm welcome to James Kenny as he begins this new chapter in his career with the team.”
[Lead image: Exeter Chiefs]
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