Aviva Premiership giants Harlequins will provide the opposition this Friday night as the Ospreys make a historic return to Swansea RFC’s St Helen’s home.
The fixture is the first for the Ospreys in this season’s Anglo-Welsh Cup, but Quins kicked off their campaign on Saturday evening with a 29-15 win over Exeter Chiefs at the Twickenham Stoop.
It’s the first time that the Ospreys have played at their former joint home since moving to the Liberty Stadium in 2005.
Although the seafront venue has hosted age-grade fixtures and regular training sessions in the 11 years since then, the 23-16 Celtic Cup win over Ulster in in April 2005 was the last time it hosted a senior Ospreys match.
Current Head Coach, Steve Tandy, and Managing Director, Andrew Millward, both featured that evening alongside Paul James.
Harlequins last visited the ground in December 2004 for a Heineken Cup tie, which finished 24-7 to the Ospreys, Gavin Henson scoring all his side’s points with his boot.
The two teams last met at the Bridgend Ford Brewery Field in this competition, back in February 2013. Matthew Morgan kicked four penalties but the Ospreys lost 16-12, Harlequins’ only win in five competitive fixtures between the sides.
This match is covered by an Ospreys 2016/17 season membership and, to enable matchday planning and ensure nobody is disappointed, members have until this Wednesday (9th November) to secure their match ticket by contacting the Ticket Office, as has been the case in previous seasons for Anglo-Welsh Cup games played away from the Liberty Stadium.
After Wednesday ticket cannot be guaranteed and membership cards will not be accepted at the ground on the night.
Seating is limited and is initially reserved for premium season members and Premier Club members, on a first come, first served basis. After the members’ cut-off on 9th November, any unsold stand tickets will go on general sale.
For non-season members, ticket prices for this game are £10 for adults with U16s free. Tickets are on sale at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office and at www.ospreysrugby.com/buytickets.
Premier Club members should contact the Liberty Stadium to make arrangements.