The Ospreys will face Cardiff Blues next week in a one-off A team fixture at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
The fixture, on Monday 20th October at 7.15pm, will allow players who haven’t featured regularly to date this season, as well as a number of younger members of the squad, an opportunity to play as a team ahead of a busy autumn period where they will be expected to step up to senior regional duty.
Rugby General Manager, Andrew Millward, said:
“Selection in the opening weeks of the season has been pretty consistent, which obviously means there a number of players who are short on game time this season. In addition, while some of the younger squad members have had the opportunity to play club rugby, we haven’t been able to see them as part of a unit, how they fit into our system and interact with their fellow Ospreys.
“Once Europe is out of the way and the autumn international series is upon us, the weight of responsibility will fall on some of these shoulders for PRO12 and LV fixtures. Rather than have them going into these games cold, this game against the Blues will be an important part of their preparation for an important part of the season. With five games in two competitions during this period, they will play a huge part in how our season shapes up so it’s important they are up to speed and ready to go when their chance comes.”
Gates will open at 5.30pm and admission is free for supporters of both regions.