The Ospreys team to face Connacht in the Celtic League, at the Galway Sportsground on Friday 12th May - kick off at 6.30pm ......
The Ospreys team to face Connacht in the Celtic League, at the Galway Sportsground on Friday 12th May - kick off at 6.30pm, will be selected from the following squad: -
Stefan Terblanche Jonathan Vaughton Andrew Bishop
Gavin Henson Shane Williams James Hook
Duncan Jones (Captain) Cai Griffiths Huw Bennett
Adam Jones Paul James Alun-Wyn Jones
Ian Evans Jonathan Thomas Andrew Lloyd
Comment from Head Coach, Lyn Jones:
"This is a vital stage of the season and we need to win our remaining two games if we are to be sure of Heineken Cup qualification next season.
Galway is a difficult place to secure a win, and Connacht have defeated the other three Welsh regions at home this season. Although we are aware of the size of the task the team will take confidence from our recent performances against Munster and the Scarlets"
"Last season we secured an away win against Connacht but that was in a Championship winning year and this game comes off the back of a very different season. The prize may be somewhat different but it is of no less importance and our determination to succeed will be the same. We have had a good weeks training and although we will look carefully at what they have to offer, our preparations for this match will focus on our strengths"
Injury and squad availability news
Five players are unavailable for this fixture: -
Stave Tandy hopes to recover from a hamstring strain in time to face Ulster Adrian Cashmores injury (back disc problem) is under assessment Brent Cockbain (hamstring), David Bishop (knee) and Ryan Jones (shoulder) have begun rehabilitation but will not play again this season
Remaining 2005/ 2006 season Fixtures
Connacht v Ospreys - Sportsground - Friday 12th May - kick off at 6.30pm
Ospreys v Ulster (home) - 26/ 27/ 28 May - Venue and kick off time still to be confirmed