Ospreys Team To Face Asm Clermont Auvergne

The Ospreys team to face ASM Clermont Auvergne at the Liberty Stadium -- Saturday 14th Jan - kick off at 5.00pm, will be as follows: -

15 Adrian Cashmore

14 Stefan Terblanche

13 Sonny Parker

12 Leigh Davies

11 Richard Mustoe

10 Shaun Connor

9 Jason Spice

1 Duncan Jones (Captain)

2 Huw Bennett

3 Andrew Millward

4 Andrew Newman

5 Lyndon Bateman

6 Jonathan Thomas

7 Richard Pugh

8 James Bater

16 Adam Jones -- Front Row

17 Richard Hibbard -- Front Row

18 Lee Beach

19 Steve Tandy

20 Richard Rees

21 Matthew Jones

22 Andrew Bishop

Comment from Head Coach, Lyn Jones:

"It is disappointing that we are playing our penultimate game of the Heineken Cup and we are already out of the tournament. However, the players have responded magnificently over the last few weeks in the training environment. We now have to start building a positive winning mentality to take us through to the end of the season and that starts this Saturday. We have picked our strongest available side and we will be going all out for the win"

"They taught us a few lessons in our game earlier this season. It was a physical competitive encounter where no quarter was asked or given and I am sure that will be the case on Saturday. The players themselves are disappointed with our recent performances and are determined to put things right, starting this weekend against Clermont

Injury and squad availability news

We currently have nine players unavailable: -

Gavin Henson and Ian Evans are serving their suspension following the match against Leicester

Barry Williams (neck) and Shane Williams (back strain) are expected to be available for next week's fixture against Stade Francais

Paul James has a neck injury which is under continual assessment

Andy Lloyd (knee ligament) is expected to return against Glasgow in January 2006

Brent Cockbain (hamstring), Ryan Jones (shoulder reconstruction) and David Bishop (fractured kneecap) are unlikely to play this season

January 2006 Fixtures

Heineken Cup -- Ospreys v ASM Clermont Auvergne -- Liberty Stadium -- Saturday 14th Jan - kick off at 5.00pm

Heineken Cup -- Stade Francais v Ospreys -- Stade Jean-Bouin -- Friday 20th Jan - kick off at 8.30pm

Celtic League -- Glasgow Warriors v Ospreys -- Firhill -- Friday 27th January - kick off at 7.30pm