Ospreys team to face Edinburgh

The Ospreys have named their team to take on Edinburgh at the Stadium on Saturday 29th January, K.O 5:15pm.

Stephen Myler returns to the starting lineup, partnering Captain Rhys Webb as the half backs. Mat Protheroe lines up as fullback with Keelan Giles and Luke Morgan on the wings. Keiran Williams and Michael Collins form the centre partnership.

Last week's try-scorer Harri Deaves makes his first start in the United Rugby Championship, with Will Griffiths and Ethan Roots forming the back-row. Sam Parry returns as hooker with Nicky Smith and Tom Botha packing down up front. Rhys Davies and Lloyd Ashley complete the starting pack.

Off the bench, Gareth Anscombe returns from Welsh camp with Reuben Morgan Williams and Tiaan Thomas Wheeler completing the backline cover. Elvis Taione, Rhodri Jones and Rhys Henry provide the front row cover with Morgan Morris and last week's debutant Huw Sutton completing the matchday 23. 

15. Mat Protheroe

14. Keelan Giles

13. Michael Collins

12. Keiran Williams

11. Luke Morgan

10. Stephen Myler

9. Rhys Webb ©


1.Nicky Smith

2. Sam Parry

3. Tom Botha

4. Rhys Davies

5. Lloyd Ashley

6. Will Griffiths

7. Harri Deaves

8. Ethan Roots


16. Elvis Taione

17. Rhodri Jones

18. Rhys Henry

19. Huw Sutton

20. Morgan Morris

21. Reuben Morgan Williams

22. Gareth Anscombe

23. Tiaan Thomas Wheeler

Toby Booth, Ospreys Head coach, said: 

 “We are looking forward to challenging ourselves against the very best, as we always do, and the exciting thing is that we are back home and we have people coming in to watch the game.

“Having the fans back is massive, everybody likes watching live sport and players love performing in front of live audiences. In those difficult moments, a home crowd can make the difference.

“We need as much support as we can get to support our young players and to drive us over the line.”