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Ospreys team to face Cardiff Blues

By Ospreys Rugby | 28/01/2011

The Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues on Saturday 29th January 2011 at The Cardiff City Stadium, kick off at 6.30pm, will be as follows:

 

15 Tom Prydie

14 Kristian Phillips

13 Gareth Owen

12 Ashley Beck

11 Hanno Dirksen

10 Matthew Morgan

9 Rhys Webb

 

1 Duncan Jones

2 Mefin Davies

3 Cai Griffiths

4 James Goode

5 Ian Evans

6 James King

7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)

8 Tom Smith

 

Replacements

16 Huw Bennett

17 Craig Cross

18 Will Taylor

19 Richard Kelly

20 Morgan Allen

21 Jamie Nutbrown

22 Tom Isaacs

23 Dai Flanagan

 

Craig Cross, Will Taylor and Morgan Allen are all in line for this Ospreys debuts off the bench

 

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Jonathan Spratt – ACL

Ben Lewis – Neck

Conor McInerney – Knee

Andrew Bishop – Ankle

Adam Jones – Elbow

Tommy Bowe – Knee

13 players were unavailable on international duty

 

Acting Head Coach, Filo Tiatia, said:

“There’s plenty of excitement about the place at the moment, it’s a real challenge for this group of players and coaches over the next couple of weeks and we’re all looking forward to it.

“It’s a young team that will face Cardiff Blues, but it’s an exciting one that promises a lot so it should be a good evening for Ospreys fans, who will get another look at the future. This group made a huge impression when we went to Bridgend to play Leicester, and with this game and the Wasps game in Bridgend next weekend, it’s their opportunity to really kick on with their development, as individuals and as a group.

“We’ve prepared together ahead of this period and we know that a positive performance will set up another big occasion at the Brewery Field. We want to win every competition that we compete in, so while we are focusing on development, we want to progress in this competition, which means we must get it right on Saturday evening. It should be a good contest, but we have plenty of confidence in the ability of these youngsters, to go there and perform.”

 

Forthcoming fixtures

Sun 6 Feb – Ospreys V London Wasps – Riverside Hardware Brewery Field – LV= Cup – 3.00pm

Sun 13 Feb – Ospreys V Ulster – Liberty Stadium – Magners League – 5.10pm

Sat 19 Feb – Benetton Treviso V Ospreys – Stadio Comunale di Monigo – Magners League – 5.30pm

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