Champions Cup squad confirmed

Steve Tandy has named his squad for the new European Rugby Champions Cup, which kicks off in just over two weeks time.

The squad limit has been raised to 41 for the first time this season, an increase of three on previous years.

The Ospreys will kick off their 2015/16 European Rugby Champions Cup campaign at the Liberty Stadium against Exeter Chiefs on Sunday 15th November (5.15pm) before travelling to face Clermont Auvergne in Round 2.

They then face Bordeaux Begles in the traditional December double-header in Rounds 3 and 4, with the first game at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday 12th December (5.15pm), before the reverse fixtures in Rounds 4 and 5 see the Ospreys hosting French giants Clermont before ending their campaign on the road, away to Exeter at Sandy Park.

The Ospreys squad registered for the competition is:

Tyler Ardron

Dmitri Arhip

Lloyd Ashley

Dan Baker

Scott Baldwin

Joe Bearman

Rynier Bernardo

Ryan Bevington

Dan Biggar

Olly Cracknell

Sam Davies

Hanno Dirksen

Daniel Evans

Ma'afu Fia

Richard Fussell

Tom Grabham

Tom Habberfield

Jeff Hassler

Dafydd Howells

Paul James

Aaron Jarvis

Ben John

Alun Wyn Jones

James King

Brendon Leonard

Dan Lydiate

Josh Matavesi

Scott Otten

Sam Parry

Kristian Phillips

Martin Roberts

Nicky Smith

Jonathan Spratt

Dan Suter

Gareth Thomas

Marc Thomas

Rory Thornton

Justin Tipuric

Sam Underhill

Eli Walker

Owen Watkin



Rd 1- Ospreys v Exeter, Sun 15th Nov, 17.15 KO, Liberty Stadium

Rd 2 – Clermont v Ospreys, Sun 22nd Nov, KO 14.00, Stade Marcel Michelin

Rd 3 – Ospreys v Bordeaux Begles, Sat 12th Dec, KO 17.15, Liberty Stadium

Rd 4 – Bordeaux Begles v Ospreys, Sat 19th Dec, KO 18.15, Stade Chaban-Delmas

Rd 5 – Ospreys v Clermont, 15/16/17 Jan TBC, Liberty Stadium

Rd 6 – Exeter v Ospreys, 22/23/24 Jan TBC, Sandy Park

Rounds 5 and 6 will be confirmed following the completion of Round 4 as per usual.

Tickets for the home game against Exeter Chiefs and Bordeaux Begles are now on sale at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, via the Ticket Hotline on 0844 815 6664 and online at