Ospreys team to face Exeter

The Ospreys team to face Exeter at Sandy Park on Saturday 17th November, KO 17.00, is as follows:

15 Ross Jones

14 Tom Grabham

13 Ben John

12 Jonathan Spratt

11 Will Price

10 Sam Davies

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Marc Thomas

2 Matthew Dwyer

3 Owen Williams

4 Ian Gough

5 Sam Williams

6 Joe Bearman (Capt)

7 Arthur Ellis

8 Morgan Allen



16 Scott Otten

17 Ryan Bevington

18 Nicky Thomas

19 Lloyd Peers

20 James King

21 Rhys Webb

22 Matthew Morgan

23 Tom Isaacs


Arthur Ellis and Owen Williams make their Ospreys debut

Sam Davies and Sam Williams make their first Ospreys start

Scott Otten will all make his Ospreys debut if he comes off the bench


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

“Off the back of a good win at the Liberty last weekend this will be another real tough test of what is still a youthful and relatively inexperienced group of players. We’ve changed things about a bit, there are a few more new faces involved on Saturday, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they react to coming up against a team from the Aviva that is renowned for their forwards.

“What was particularly pleasing last weekend at the Liberty was the resilience the young group showed, and the character to bounce back from the real disappointment of going behind almost at the final whistle. To stay calm, to know the processes and to work their way up for that try was very satisfying and you could see what it meant to them.

“That’s the beauty of this competition, it allows young players to test themselves at a higher level and we’ve seen people like Hanno, Eli, Tipuric and more earn their stripes in the LV and earning an extended run in the team. That’s what we want to see from this group, who is going to put their hand up?”

Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 23 Nov – 19.05KO – Edinburgh v Ospreys – RaboDirect PRO12

Fri 30 Nov – 19.05KO – Ospreys v Cardiff Blues – RaboDirect PRO12

Sat 8 Dec – 14.35KO – Toulouse v Ospreys – Heineken Cup

Sat 15 Dec – 13.35KO – Ospreys v Toulouse – Heineken Cup

Wed 26 Dec – 17.30KO – Ospreys v Scarlets – RaboDirect PRO12

Mon 31 Dec – 16.15KO – Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys – RaboDirect PRO12