Ospreys Team To Face Glasgow

By - | 03/05/2007

The Ospreys team to face Glasgow in the Magners League "€" Hughenden "€" Friday 4th May "€" kick off at 7.30pm, will be as follows: -

The Ospreys team to face Glasgow in the Magners League - Hughenden - Friday 4th May - kick off at 7.30pm, will be as follows: -15 Lee Byrne 14 Nikki Walker 13 Sonny Parker12 Andrew Bishop 11 Shane Williams 10 James Hook
9 Justin Marshall

8 Filo Tiatia 7 Richard Pugh 6 Jonathan Thomas 5Alun Wyn Jones 4 Brent Cockbain 3 Adam Jones
2 Huw Bennett 1 Duncan Jones (Capt)

Replacements:

16 Richard Hibbard 17 Cai Griffiths 18 Mike Powell 19 Andy Lloyd 20 Jason Spice 21 Shaun Connor 22 Jonathan Vaughton

Comment from Head Coach, Lyn Jones:

"Glasgow are currently the form team in the Magners League and they have already had comfortable results against Welsh regions this season at Hughenden in beating the Blues and Scarlets. I am sure they would have felt hard done by when they were edged out against the Dragons back in September and they also have notably managed to beat both Munster and Leinster at home this season. Our fixtures have always been titanic battles at Hughenden over the last four years and with the confidence Glasgow demonstrated in beating Ulster last weekend I am sure this match will be no different."

"Although we have great respect for our opponents, we are playing with a confidence generated from our recent form. We were delighted to get the victory against Leinster and the feat was made all the more significant by the fact that we had beaten the Scarlets at Stradey Park only seventy-two hours earlier. There were a lot of tired bodies on the park last Friday but we again showed the kind of team spirit that has become the norm for us this season."

"In terms of our league position we are looking no further than the next fixture, although we are playing with a strength and confidence that comes from winning and we will be looking to continue our form in Glasgow, whilst recognizing that a stern test awaits in Scotland."

Injury and squad availability news

Seven players are unavailable for selection due to injury:

Stefan Terblanche has a medial ligament problem, but is hopeful for the Borders match

Gavin Henson (knee ligament) has progressed better than anticipated and now has an outside chance of playing a part in the match against the Borders

Ryan Jones is out for two weeks with a niggling shoulder injury

Steve Tandy (pectoral muscle tear) had a reattachment operation yesterday (Wednesday 2nd May). Indications are that the operation has been a complete success, but he now faces a four month rehabilitation period

Lyndon Bateman had a shoulder de-compression operation yesterday (Wednesday 2nd May) and he now faces three months of rehab

Ian Evans (shoulder), and David Bishop (knee) will not be available to play again this season, but both are progressing well with their recovery

Remaining fixtures

Glasgow v Ospreys (Magners League) - Hughenden - Friday 4th May - kick off at 7.30pm

Dragons v Ospreys (Magners League) - Rodney Parade - Tuesday 8th May, kick off at 7.35pm

Border Reivers v Ospreys (Magners League) - Netherdale - Saturday 12th May - 5.30pm