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Ospreys team to play the Scarlets

Ospreys team to play the Scarlets

By Ospreys Rugby | 06/10/2017

The Ospreys team to play the Scarlets at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday 7th October 2017, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Cory Allen

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 James Hook

11 Jeff Hassler

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb

 

1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Otten

3 Maafu Fia

4 Bradley Davies

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 Dan Lydiate

7 Olly Cracknell

8 James King

 

REPLACEMENTS

16 Sam Parry

17 Paul James

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Lloyd Ashley

20 Dan Baker

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Sam Davies

23 Owen Watkin

 

Dan Biggar makes his 150th appearance in the competition

 

The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury

Scott Baldwin - Hand

Ashley Beck Shoulder

Hanno Dirksen Knee

Dafydd Howells Shoulder

Ben John - HIA

Brendon Leonard - Foot

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Luke Price Foot

Rory Thornton Shoulder

Justin Tipuric - Back

Eli Walker Back

 

 

Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

Derby matches are games that get everybody excited and Ospreys v Scarlets is up there at any time as a fixture you want to be involved in.

The form book is pretty clear. Weve got the champions and Conference B leaders coming to the Liberty Stadium and we know that nobody outside of our environment will be predicting a home win. The Scarlets will be pretty clear favourites and well be the underdogs but we have to ignore that and look at ourselves and where we need to improve on recent weeks.

Its a big occasion with a big crowd and, like any derby match, will be fast and physical. What has happened in previous games wont count, its all going to be about what happens on the night. We know that we have to start well, build momentum and build our game by playing in the right areas and making the right decisions. The Scarlets have shown, last season and this, that if you make mistakes they will punish you from anywhere on the field so we have to be accurate or well pay the price. 

With a big crowd we need the Ospreys support to get behind us and really help push the boys on in what will be a tough contest, one that we are really looking forward to.

 

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sun 15 Oct 5.30pm KO Ospreys v Clermont Auvergne Liberty Stadium - ERCC

Sat 21 Oct 7.45pm KO Saracens v Ospreys Allianz Park ERCC

Fri 27 Oct 7.35pm KO Ospreys v Dragons Liberty Stadium PRO14

Sat 4 Nov 5.30pm KO Edinburgh v Ospreys Myreside PRO14

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