Ospreys are Bridgend-bound ahead of LV= Cup

The Ospreys took their preparations for Sunday's LV Cup game against London Wasps on the road today when they trained at Bridgend College's Pencoed Campus.

The squad made the short trip up the M4 from their Llandarcy Academy of Sport HQ for a two-hour training session on Wednesday afternoon before some of the players visited the Bridgend Tesco Extra store between 4.30 and 6.30pm, where they met fans and sign autographs. 

On Saturday morning (5thFebruary), the matchday 23 will go through their final training run at the ground ahead of the game, in front of children from a number of local schools who have been invited along to enjoy a rare opportunity to watch the players in training. 

A number of young players from the Bridgend area are likely to be involved in the game, and Ospreys Managing Director, Roger Blyth, said that local children can be inspired by the opportunity of seeing young local talent in an Ospreys shirt. 

"Taking the game to Bridgend again is a fantastic opportunity for Ospreys fans in the area to get to see the future of the Ospreys in action. In particular, the likes of Tom Prydie, Gareth Owen and Rhys Webb are from the Bridgend area, and for a young rugby fan, to be able to see these players who grew up in their community representing the Ospreys at the Brewery Field will be pretty inspirational for them.

"As was the case when we played Leicester at Bridgend in November, there is tremendous interest in the game and it's all building up to be a great occasion, with the rugby public of Bridgend showing just how much they feel a part of Ospreylia."