Ospreys PS team to play Munster A

The Ospreys Premiership Select team to play Munster A at the Bridgend Ford Brewery Field, in the British and Irish Cup, on Sunday 20th December at 3pm, is as follows:

15. Richard Fussell (C)

14. Tom Williams

13. Joe Thomas

12. Owen Watkin

11. Kristian Phillips

10. Luke Price

9. Matthew Aubrey


1. Marc Thomas

2. Matthew Dwyer

3. Ma'afu Fia

4. Adam Beard

5. Rynier Bernardo

6. Sam Underhill

7. Lloyd Evans

8. Ifereimi Boladau



16. Dale Rogers

17. Dan Suter

18. Gareth Thomas

19. Rhys Jones

20. Rhodri Hughes

21. Reuben Morgan Williams

22. Joel Matavesi


Ospreys Premiership Select Head Coach, Dan Griffiths, said:

"We've reached the half way point in our first British and Irish Cup campaign and it's been a pretty steep learning curve for us as coaches as well as for the players. The boys have really put their all into training and we've had some really good periods of play but ultimately as a squad that aren't that training together as a team week in week out, it's a challenge for us to match those that are for the full 80 minutes on times.

"Last week's game against Munster was an example of that. We played some really good rugby in the first half, we were matching them play for play and had an opportunity to go into half time in the lead. We managed to get an early second half try to keep us in the game but it was just in the final quarter that we dropped off a little and allowed them to take control of the game, score two tries and ultimately end up with a big score line.

"I think all the boys are really looking forward to facing them again on Sunday, now we know more about their style of play we have been able to really analyse that this week and work on our own game to improve from the away fixture. It'll be great to be at the Brewery Field, somewhere that is very much a home ground for a lot of the squad, and hopefully we'll get a good crowd out to support us too."

Forthcoming British and Irish Cup Fixtures:

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