Morgan Morris

Ospreys supporters are the extra man

Number 8 Morgan Morris says the Ospreys supporters are the team’s 24th man ahead of the West Wales Derby against the Scarlets on the weekend.

The Ospreys host their traditional rivals in the United Rugby Championship clash at the Stadium on Saturday, April 30th (kick-off: 5.15pm).

Morris, 23, has been one of the form players in Wales with a string of consistent performances for the Ospreys. His barnstorming ball carrying and work at the tackle area being a constant throughout this campaign.

“The Scarlets game is a massive game and the supporters are like our 24th man,” said Morris.

“They are huge for us, they edge us on and give us that extra motivation which you need in a game like this.

“This is the biggest game of the season, it always is against the Scarlets and we all know what it means to both teams.

“It’s all about bragging rights and the competition between the two sides and about the position we are in the URC and the Welsh Shield is at stake.

“Both teams are up there fighting for that and we know what we have to do from here on in. We know we need to beat them to stand a chance to win the Welsh Shield.

“The memories I have of watching these games is always that they were feisty but also really good games to watch.

“There are always fireworks but they have always been good games.”


Morgan Morris
“The Scarlets game is a massive game and the supporters are like our 24th man,”

The Ospreys face the Scarlets at home in Swansea for the first time since 2019, with supporters allowed back in to watch the biggest game in the regional rugby calendar.

A unique and exciting Feastival of live music, including street food and entertainment, are all part of the build up to the main event of the day at the Stadium.