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Ospreys Team V Gloucester

By - | 27/09/2006

The Ospreys team to face Gloucester in the EDF Energy Cup at the Liberty Stadium Friday 29th September kick off at 7.10pm, will be as follows: -

The Ospreys team to face Gloucester in the EDF Energy Cup at the Liberty Stadium – Friday 29th September – kick off at 7.10pm, will be as follows:

15 Lee Byrne                

14 Nikki Walker                        

13 Sonny Parker                 

12 Andrew Bishop         

11 Shane Williams                    

10 Gavin Henson               

9 Justin Marshall

 

8 Ryan Jones               

7 Steve Tandy                           

6 Alun Wyn Jones           

5 Ian Evans                  

4 Brent Cockbain                      

3 Paul James

2 Barry Williams           

1 Duncan Jones (Capt)     

 

Replacements

16 Ed Shervington         

17 Adam Jones                         

18 Lyndon Bateman

19 Jonathan Thomas     

20 Jason Spice                         

21 Shaun Connor

22 Tal Selley

 

Comment from Head Coach, Lyn Jones:

“I do not want to reflect on the events of last week.  We are now looking ahead to Gloucester at the Liberty this Friday and it should be a great fixture, particularly in light of the excellent game of rugby played at Kingsholm last year.  They are a formidable side up front and they have a good all round kicking strategy.  It will be a pleasure to face something different to what we experience in the Magners League on a weekly basis and we are looking forward to it.”

“Gloucester are a confident side who are right on top of their game, whereas we are still attempting to find our feet.  The EDF Cup is important to the Welsh sides and we all have the ability to win the competition if we play to our potential.”

Injury and squad availability news

We have nine players not available for selection

Huw Bennett (stomach muscles) hopes to be available for selection against Bath next weekend

 Filo Tiatia (broken hand) should be available for Glasgow

Andy Lloyd (medial ligament strain) will be out for another 6 weeks

Chris Martenko (shoulder reconstruction pre-season) should be available some time in November

Richard Hibbard has now had the required shoulder reconstruction.  The operation was a success but he will still be out for 5/ 6 months

Four players will not be available until 2007 – Matthew Jones (knee), Tim Evans (knee), Craig Mitchell (knee), and David Bishop (knee)

 

September/ October Fixtures

Ospreys v Gloucester (EDF Energy Cup) – Liberty Stadium – Friday 29th September – kick off at 7.10pm

Bath v Ospreys (EDF Energy Cup) – Recreation Ground – Saturday 7th October – kick off at 2.30pm

Ospreys v Glasgow (Magners League) – Liberty Stadium – Friday 13th October – kick off at 7.10pm

Ospreys v Sale Sharks (Heineken Cup) – Liberty Stadium – Friday 20th October – kick off at 7.30pm

Stade Francais v Ospreys (Heineken Cup) – Stade Jean-Bouin – Saturday 28th October – kick off at 2.35pm

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