Ospreys PS team to play Yorkshire Carnegie

The Ospreys Premiership Select team to play Yorkshire Carnegie at Laund Hill in the British and Irish Cup, on Sunday 15th November at 1.30pm, is as follows:

15. Richard Fussell (C)

14. Tom Williams

13. Joe Thomas

12. Owen Watkin

11. Kristian Phillips

10. Joel Matavesi

9. Matthew Aubrey


1. Marc Thomas

2. Matthew Dwyer

3. Cai Griffiths

4. Rhys Jones

5. Rhodri Hughes

6. Josh Cole

7. Lloyd Evans

8. Ifereimi Boladau




16. Ieuan Davies

17. Dan Suter

18. Cai Lewis

19. Matthew Dodd

20. Gareth Delve

21. Reuben Morgan Williams

22. Keelan Giles


Ospreys Premiership Select Head Coach, Dan Griffiths, said:

"We're really looking forward to our first foray into the British and Irish Cup this weekend as a Premiership Select team. It's a fantastic opportunity for the young players from across the region to be involved with some of our more senior players and take part in a really interesting high level competition.

"It's a hard challenge for the players, and coaches, as we are bringing together a new squad in a relatively short space of time but it's also a very exciting opportunity for all involved. As a team we faced a difficult start in our friendly against an experienced Blues side last week, but that provided us with a great chance to look at some of these young men and see what they can do. It also allowed the squad an opportunity to play together for the first time before we go up against some tough, professional teams in the competition.

"Yorkshire Carnegie aren't a completely unknown quantity to us as a region. They played Aberavon RFC in the British and Irish Cup in 2013/14 and 2014/15, and in those years went on to reach the Final and Quarter Finals respectively, so we know to expect a very tough physical game from them. They are a fully professional team that play together week in week out but the squad have been training hard and know that if they remain clinical and accurate on the day they can do well."


Forthcoming British and Irish Cup Fixtures:

Fri 20 Nov - 7.30pm KO - Talbot Athletic Ground - Ospreys Premiership Select  v London Scottish

Fri 11 Dec - 7pm KO - TBC - 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