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Ospreys team to play Toyota Cheetahs

Ospreys team to play Toyota Cheetahs

By Ospreys Rugby | 07/09/2018

The Ospreys team to play Toyota Cheetahs at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday 8th September 2018, KO 5.30pm, is as follows:


15 Dan Evans

14 George North

13 Scott Williams

12 Owen Watkin

11 Tom Williams

10 Sam Davies

9 Aled Davies

 

1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Otten

3 Tom Botha

4 Bradley Davies

5 Alun Wyn Jones

6 Dan Lydiate

7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)

8 James King

 

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16 Scott Baldwin

17 Rhodri Jones

18 Alex Jeffries

19 Adam Beard

20 Sam Cross

21 Tom Habberfield

22 James Hook

23 Joe Thomas

 

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The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury: 

Dan Baker - Knee

Olly Cracknell - Shoulder

Maafu Fia Achilles

Gheorghe Gajion Hamstring

Keelan Giles - Knee

Paul James Shoulder

Will Jones - Shoulder

Lesley Klim - Hamstring

Rob McCusker Calf

Sam Parry Bicep

Luke Price- Fractured tibia

Gareth Thomas - Shoulder

 

Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

It was great to kick off the Guinness PRO14 season with a win against Edinburgh last weekend. A tough encounter with no quarter given by either team, the result was great for the whole squad, reflecting the efforts of all the players and management whove worked tirelessly throughout the summer.

I was especially pleased with the boys character, particularly as we were unfortunate not to register at least one try early in the game. Momentum is important. It builds confidence and a thirst for more success. As always, there are areas to improve.  Its early days and we are a new squad with new players and new coaches but the atmosphere in the camp is excellent. 

Toyota Cheetahs are another quarter finalist team from last season. They will offer a different threat with game breakers throughout the team and we need to be ready for that but, as always, we will focus on our own game and what we can bring to the contest.

 

Forthcoming Fixtures 

Fri 14 Sep 7.35pm KO Munster v Ospreys Irish Independent Park

Sat 22 Sep 7.35pm KO - Ospreys v Benetton Rugby Liberty Stadium

Sat 29 Sep 4.00pm (Local) Zebre v Ospreys - Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

Sat 6 Oct 3.00pm Scarlets v Ospreys Parc y Scarlets

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