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Ospreys team to play Ulster

The Ospreys team to play Ulster at the Liberty Stadium, on Saturday 29th April 2017, KO 3.00pm is as follows:

15 Dan Evans
14 Keelan Giles
13 Kieron Fonotia
12 Ashley Beck 
11 Tom Habberfield
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb (Capt)

1 Nicky Smith 
2 Scott Baldwin
3 Brian Mujati
4 Bradley Davies
5 Tyler Ardron
6 Sam Underhill
7 Justin Tipuric
8 James King

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16 Scott Otten
17 Paul James
18 Rhodri Jones
19 Lloyd Ashley
20 Dan Baker
21 Brendon Leonard
22 Sam Davies
23 Josh Matavesi

 


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:


Dmitri Arhip – Shoulder
Hanno Dirksen – Knee
Ma’afu Fia - Knee
Jeff Hassler – Achilles
Ben John – HIA
Alun Wyn Jones - Shoulder
Dan Lydiate – Knee
Rob McCusker – Ankle
Sam Parry - Neck
James Ratti – Shoulder
Eli Walker – Back
Owen Watkin – Knee



Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:


“We’re at that point now where we are effectively playing knock-out, play-off rugby already. That’s the reality of the situation with two rounds of the PRO12 to play and us going against the teams directly above and below us, all three teams looking to bag a play-off spot.

“Everybody knows that the last month or so hasn’t been what we’ve wanted but it’s im-portant to remember that what we’ve done before that means we are still in fourth place and in control of our own destiny. 

“Of course, that counts for nothing if we don’t deliver on the pitch over the next couple of weekends. Saturday is going to be huge for us and we know that Ulster will come here fired up, targeting the win they need to go above us. They’ll believe they can win and they’ll be looking to knock us out. We’ve got to prepare for that, we’ve got to not just match them from the first whistle, we’ve got to be prepared to fight for everything, right to the end. They won’t come here and just allow us to have it our own way.

“There’s so much at stake over the next two weekends but we can’t look any further ahead than Ulster at the Liberty, where we have the support behind us to help us make the most of home advantage.”


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