Ospreys team to face Glasgow

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday 5th March 2011, kick off at 5.30pm, will be as follows:


15 Richard Fussell

14 Tom Prydie

13 Sonny Parker

12 Ashley Beck

11 Hanno Dirksen

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb


1 Ryan Bevington

2 Richard Hibbard

3 Cai Griffiths

4 Ian Gough

5 Ian Evans

6 Tom Smith

7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)

8 Jonathan Thomas



16 Mefin Davies

17 Duncan Jones

18 Adam Jones

19 James King

20 Jerry Collins

21 Jamie Nutbrown

22 Dai Flanagan

23 Andrew Bishop


The following players were not considered because of injury:

Jonathan Spratt – ACL

Conor McInerney – Knee

Marty Holah – Ribs

Gareth Owen – Knee

Morgan Allen – Ankle

Eli Walker – Shoulder

Joe Rees – Calf

Scott Baldwin - Ribs


9 players were unavailable on international duty


Head Coach, Sean Holley, commented:

“Our speed of ball is really good at the moment, our ball presentation and the way Rhys is getting the ball away, and Daniel is moving onto the ball. It’s showing that we are a potent threat, scoring tries. I see Glasgow coming down and trying to spoil us at that tackle area and harassing us. They are a very dangerous team when they want to be, they’ve got quick players. Colin Gregor is a good half back who’s very tricky, and a young goal kicking 10  (Duncan Weir), and a bit of experience up front.

“They are always a difficult proposition. We drew 9-all with them at this period last year, so they can make it really sticky for you, and this week we’ve been about showing the utmost respect, as we have done with Connacht and Treviso, and getting the job done.

“This group is pretty grounded. They know they’ve got a job to do this weekend, and they are focussed on getting on with it. They know how important it is, this is an essential block to do well in the Magners, and we can either undo a lot of good work on Saturday, or we can sit pretty and be confident moving forward to the last part of the season.”