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Ospreys team to play Glasgow

By Peter Owen | 24/02/2017

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow at Liberty Stadium on Sunday 26th February 2017, KO 1.05pm is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Keelan Giles

13 Ashley Beck

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Hanno Dirksen

10 Luke Price

9 Brendon Leonard (Capt)

 

1 Paul James

2 Hugh Gustafson

3 Brian Mujati

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Rory Thornton

6 Tyler Ardron

7 Olly Cracknell

8 Dan Baker

 

REPLACEMENTS 

16 Ifan Phillips

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Rhodri Jones

19 James King

20 Sam Underhill

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Kieron Fonotia

23 Dafydd Howells

 

Brian Mujati makes his Ospreys debut (Osprey No. 208)

Hugh Gustafson makes his first Ospreys start

Ifan Phillips will make his Guinness PRO12 debut if he comes off the bench

 

11 players were unavailable for selection due to international duty with Wales senior and U20 squads

 

The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Dmitri Arhip Shoulder

Adam Beard - Elbow

Bradley Davies Knee

Maafu Fia Ankle

Tom Grabham Knee

Jeff Hassler Achilles

Rowan Jenkins Bicep

Ben John - HIA

Dan Lydiate Knee

Rob McCusker Ankle

Scott Otten Knee

Sam Parry - HIA

James Ratti - Shoulder

Eli Walker Back

Owen Watkin Knee

Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

Its another big game, another tough opponent, and another real test for us.

There was a lot good about our performance last week against Munster but it was let down by a couple of moments where we werent accurate enough. Our lack of attention to detail proved costly as it gave Munster ins and a quality team like that can kill you off with the smallest opportunity, which is what they did.

It was an incredibly disappointed dressing room after the game but we couldnt dwell on it as we knew that we had to pick ourselves up to go again on Sunday against a side who can, and will, cause us all sorts of problems. They know what it takes to win at the Liberty so will travel with confidence. Weve got to be at our best.

We are at the business end of the season now and we know what weve got to do. Weve got three big PRO12 games to come at the Liberty, Glasgow at the weekend and Leinster and Ulster in April, and its important that we make home advantage count. Its a busy time, its an exciting time, but we mustnt get distracted or take our eye off the ball. If we arent fully focused and preparing properly then it could get very sticky for us. We cant leave anything to chance, we are in control of our destiny in this competition and have to get the performances in that will allow us to keep it that way, starting Sunday.

 

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