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Ospreys team to play Leicester Tigers

The Ospreys team to play Leicester Tigers at Liberty Stadium on Sunday 13th January, KO 15.00, is as follows:

15 Richard Fussell

14 Ross Jones

13 Tom Isaacs

12 Andrew Bishop

11 Eli Walker

10 Dan Biggar

9 Kahn Fotuali’i (Capt)

 

1 Ryan Bevington

2 Richard Hibbard

3 Adam Jones

4 Ian Gough

5 James King

6 Ryan Jones

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Joe Bearman

 

REPLACEMENTS

16 Scott Baldwin

17 Duncan Jones

18 Campbell Johnstone

19 Lloyd Peers

20 Sam Lewis/Jonathan Thomas

21 Rhys Webb

22 Matthew Morgan

23 Jonathan Spratt

 

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Ashley Beck - Ankle

Alun Wyn Jones – Shoulder

Hanno Dirksen – Knee

Joe Rees – Neck

Tom Smith – Groin

Aaron Jarvis – Knee

Ian Evans – Knee

 

Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

“This is as big as it comes. It’s a massive game and is one that we can’t afford any slip-ups in. We’ve got to be absolutely spot-on in everything we do, our preparation, our attitude and our attention to detail, if we are going to get anything from the match.

“We’ve done well over the last few weeks to put ourselves in contention in the PRO12 and in Europe, but we realise that we’ll need to go up another level this weekend in terms of performance if we want to get the result we need to stay in the competition.

“It’s a tough group with six Heineken Cup wins between Leicester and Toulouse, and we are up against teams whose budgets blow us out of the water, but we’ve got a competitive group of players who will give everything for the cause, who never know when they are beaten, and we are looking forward to this contest.

“They’ll come down here confident after some good results of their own lately and we know that we are going to have to match them physically. They’ve got the advantage in the pool as it stands but there’s everything to play for. With home advantage and a loud and passionate Ospreys crowd anything can happen. What we do know is it’s going to be a great occasion.”

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sun 20 Jan – 16.00KO (Local) – Benetton Treviso v Ospreys – Heineken Cup

Sat 26 Jan – 18.30KO – Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys – LV= Cup

Sun 3 Feb – 17.00KO – Ospreys v Harlequins – LV= Cup

Fri 8 Feb – 19.05 KO – Ulster v Ospreys – RaboDirect PRO12

Fri 15 Feb – 19.45 KO – Connacht v Ospreys – RaboDirect PRO12

Fri 22 Feb – 20.10KO – Ospreys v Edinburgh- RaboDirect PRO12

Sat 2 Mar – 18.30 KO – Munster v Ospreys – RaboDirect PRO12

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