Ospreys announce team for Scarlets Boxing Day fixture

Ospreys have named their squad to face the Scarlets in Round 8 of the BKT URC. The game will take place at the Parc y Scarlets and is kicking off on Tuesday 26th December at 17:15pm.

Adam Beard is set to captain the side.

Gareth Thomas starts at loosehead, with Dewi Lake lining up at hooker and Tom Botha completing the front three.

James Fender partners with Adam Beard at lock. Rhys Davies lines up at six, with Harri Deaves on the other flank and Morgan Morris starting at eight.

Reuben Morgan-Williams lines up at scrum half, with Owen Williams starting at 10. Owen Watkin starts with George North in the centres.

In the back three, Jack Walsh starts at full back, with Keelan Giles on one wing and Mat Protheroe on the other.


Starting XV:

15. Jack Walsh

14. Mat Protheroe

13. George North

12. Owen Watkin

11. Keelan Giles 

10. Owen Williams

9. Reuben Morgan-Williams



1. Gareth Thomas

2. Dewi Lake

3. Tom Botha

4. James Fender

5. Adam Beard ©

6. Rhys Davies

7. Harri Deaves

8. Morgan Morris




16. Sam Parry

17. Garyn Phillips

18. Ben Warren

19. Morgan Morse

20. Tristan Davies

21. Luke Davies

22. Dan Edwards

23. Luke Morgan


Head Coach, Toby Booth, said:

“The West Wales Derby is always a hotly contested fixture, it’s the game that means the most to the fans and players of both sides. As a result, we’re expecting a hostile welcome.

“It’s important we go there with the right mindset, as they’ll be looking to bounce back after their defeat to Black Lion last time out.”