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Ospreys team to face Leicester Tigers

The Ospreys team to play Leicester Tigers on Friday 12th November at the Riverside Hardware Brewery Field, kick off at 7.45pm, will be as follows:

15 Tom Prydie
14 Kristian Phillips
13 Sonny Parker
12 Ashley Beck
11 Richard Fussell
10 Matthew Morgan
9 Rhys Webb

1 Duncan Jones
2 Mefin Davies (Capt)
3 Craig Mitchell
4 Conor McInerney
5 James Goode
6 James King
7 Justin Tipuric
8  Andy Lloyd

Replacements

16 Richard Hibbard
17 Joe Rees
18 Cai Griffiths
19 Ian Gough
20 Marty Holah
21 Jamie Nutbrown
22 Gareth Owen
23 Barry Davies

If he comes off the bench, Joe Rees will make his Ospreys debut

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Jonathan Spratt – ACL
Ben Lewis – Neck
Morgan Allen – Ankle
Eli Walker – Ribs
Ryan Bevington – Finger

Fourteen players were unavailable because of international commitments

Jonathan Humphreys, commented:


“It promises to be an excellent occasion on Friday night, Leicester Tigers at the Brewery Field, it has all the ingredients for a memorable evening. As someone who is from the Bridgend area, I think it’s fantastic that we’ve taken the game there.

"It’s a District that is a vitally important to the region, with a fantastic track record of player development, and we’ve worked hard over the last few years since they came into our region to make the rugby community there feel a part of what we are trying to do. I think that by playing this game there, we are providing further evidence of our commitment to Bridgend, and it’s great to see that the people of the town have responded positively and we will have a great crowd there.

“The line-ups may be different on Friday, but there’s been a healthy rivalry developed between us and the Tigers over last few seasons, and no matter what players they send out to face us, we know what to expect.

“The LV= Cup campaign is an exciting time for us, with so many players away on international duty then it inevitably opens up opportunities for our younger players. We took a pretty youthful team to Newcastle last weekend and they showed real character and spirit to stand up to what was a very difficult challenge. To go 13-0 down early on could have seen them drop their heads, but they stuck to the task, fought their way back into the game and very nearly snatched victory, showing the characteristics that we want to see from Ospreys players. No doubt they will be all the better for that experience, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they respond this evening.”


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 19 Nov – Connacht V Ospreys – The Sportsground – Magners League – 7.00pm
Sun 28 Nov – Ospreys V Leinster – Liberty Stadium – Magners League – 5.00pm
Sat 4 Dec – Ospreys V Edinburgh – Liberty Stadium – Magners League – 6.30pm
Sun 12 Dec – Munster V Ospreys – Thomond Park – Heineken Cup – 1.00pm
Sat 18 Dec – Ospreys V Munster – Liberty Stadium – Heineken Cup – 3.45pm
Sun 26 Dec – Ospreys V Scarlets – Liberty Stadium – Magners League – 4.10pm
Fri 31 Dec – Cardiff Blues V Ospreys – CofC Stadium – Magners League – 2.05pm