Ospreys vs Dragons

Ospreys announce team to face the Scarlets on Boxing Day

A game like no other, the West Wales Derby is taking place on Boxing Day and is set to be a momentous occasion, with both teams coming off wins in Europe. The game will kick off at 17:15pm.

The starting line-up sees a similar team to one that faced Montpellier Herault, with the main changes coming in the pack. Scott Baldwin and Tomas Francis come into the front row, Jac Morgan comes in at flanker.

Justin Tipuric leads the side as captain.


15. Max Nagy

14. Alex Cuthbert

13. Michael Collins

12. Keiran Williams

11. Luke Morgan

10. Owen Williams

9. Rhys Webb


1. Nicky Smith

2. Scott Baldwin

3. Tomas Francis

4. Rhys Davies

5. Adam Beard

6. Jac Morgan

7. Justin Tipuric ©

8. Morgan Morris



16. Sam Parry

17. Gareth Thomas

18. Tom Botha

19. Alun Wyn Jones

20. Ethan Roots

21. Reuben Morgan Williams

22. Jack Walsh

23. Joe Hawkins

Head Coach Toby Booth said: “The ambition and emotion of this game will be what drives us. Derbies can often lead to that being misplaced in overexuberance and getting yourself on the wrong side of the penalty count, so you still need an air of calm. The players know that and will be taking it in their stride for this one.”