Rhys Webb

Ospreys team to face Connacht

The Ospreys have named their team to face Connacht at the Sportsground on Friday evening for round 6 of the United Rugby Championship, K.O 7:35pm.

Rhys Webb Captains the side looking to go five wins out of six in the URC. He lines up alongside Stephen Myler at outside half with Luke Morgan, Max Nagy and Dan Evans forming the back three. Joe Hawkins and Owen Watkin create the centre partnership.

Nicky Smith, Elvis Taione and Tom Botha pack down in the front row with Bradley Davies and Rhys Davies in the second. Sam Cross, Jac Morgan and Ethan Roots complete the forwards in the back-row. 

Off the bench, Sam Parry, Gareth Thomas and Rhys Henry provide the front row cover with Will Griffiths and Morgan Morris completing the forward contingent. Reuben Morgan-Williams, Josh Thomas and Cai Evans complete the matchday 23. 

15. Dan Evans

14. Max Nagy

13. Owen Watkin

12. Joe Hawkins

11. Luke Morgan

10. Stephen Myler

9. Rhys Webb ©


1.Nicky Smith

2. Elvis Taione

3. Tom Botha

4. Bradley Davies

5. Rhys Davies

6. Sam Cross

7. Jac Morgan

8. Ethan Roots


16. Sam Parry

17. Gareth Thomas

18. Rhys Henry

19. Will Griffiths

20. Morgan Morris

21. Reuben Morgan- Williams

22. Josh Thomas

23. Cai Evans

Toby Booth, Ospreys Head coach, said: 

“We know it’s all about benchmarking ourselves against the Irish provinces and this is an opportunity to do that.

“We went there and won in the sunshine and went there in the Rainbow Cup and lost. From that point of view, we know how competitive Connacht are, they are a very, very good team and well coached. Andy Friend, the Connacht coach, is someone I know well.

“They are especially tough at home, play with a really passionate crowd behind them and it can be quite an intimidating place to go due to the ground’s location.

“We know we need to be very good at the basics, above anything else, and that gets you into the game. When you are away from home that’s the entry point to trying to apply some pressure.”