Ospreys PS team to play London Scottish

The Ospreys Premiership Select team to play London Scottish at the Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot, in the British and Irish Cup, on Friday 20th November at 7.30pm, is as follows:

15. Richard Fussell (C)

14. Tom Williams

13. Joe Thomas

12. Owen Watkin

11. Keelan Giles

10. Joel Matavesi

9. Martin Roberts


1. Gareth Thomas

2. Scott Otten

3. Dan Suter

4. Matthew Dodd

5. Rhodri Hughes

6. Rhys Jones

7. Olly Cracknell

8. Ifereimi Boladau



16. Marc Thomas

17. Ieuan Davies

18. Cai Griffiths

19. James Ratti

20. Joe Tomalin-Reeves

21. Matthew Aubrey

22. Joe Gage


Ospreys Premiership Select Head Coach, Dan Griffiths, said:

"It was obviously a disappointing start to our British and Irish Cup campaign to suffer a loss last week away at Yorkshire Carnegie but it's a test now for the boys to see how they can learn lessons from the game and their own performances to improve before this week's match.

"We are a young side, the average age of our backs last week was just 19, and it's obviously tough for them to face experienced professional teams but I think despite the final score the boys gave a really good account of themselves. The team maintained possession well and were relentless in their attack of the try line on several occasions, particularly late in the first half , and it was probably just that lack of experience that cost them the opportunity to clock up a few more tries.

" We know we have another hard challenge on Friday as we take on London Scottish. They're currently mid table in the Championship but have had some close games and they come into this game after beating Munster in the first round of the BIC which will give them a boost. We have worked on a few things with the squad in training this week and will be looking at the boys to give a more confident and accurate performance."


Forthcoming British and Irish Cup Fixtures:

Fri 11 Dec - 7pm KO - Rossbrien - Munster A v Ospreys Premiership Select

Sun 20 Dec - 3pm KO - Bridgend Ford Brewery Field - Ospreys Premiership Select v Munster A

Sat 16 Jan - 3pm KO - Athletic Ground - London Scottish v Ospreys Premiership Select

Sat 23 Jan - 2pm KO - The Gnoll - Ospreys Premiership Select  v Yorkshire Carnegie