Ospreys team to face Glasgow

The Ospreys team to face Glasgow in the Magners League on Sunday 10th May 2009 at Liberty Stadium, kick off at 2.35pm, will be as follows:-

The Ospreys team to face Glasgow in the Magners League on Sunday 10th May 2009 at Liberty Stadium, kick off at 2.35pm, will be as follows:-

15 Gareth Owen14 Jonny Vaughton13 James Hook12 Andrew Bishop11 Shane Williams10 Dan Biggar9 Jamie Nutbrown 1 Duncan Jones2 Richard Hibbard3 Cai Griffiths4 Ian Gough5 Alun Wyn Jones6 Ryan Jones (Capt)7 Marty Holah8 Filo Tiatia 16 Ed Shervington17 Paul James18 Filipo Levi19 Steve Tandy20 Rhodri Wells21 Sonny Parker22 Ashley Beck

The Magners League clash against the Scottish side has been designated as a Ty Hafan Benefit Match following a unique tie-up between the region and Ty Hafan, the family hospice for young lives, which it is anticipated could raise as much as £40,000 for the charity between now and the end of the season.

The Ospreys have agreed to hand £2 from every full price adult ticket sold for the game (£1 per child/OAP ticket) via the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office to the charity. In addition, the Ospreys have presented Ty Hafan with a substantial allocation of tickets for the game, which are a mixture of all values including hospitality, allowing them to sell them and keep all revenues raised. A collection of valuable signed memorabilia has also been handed over by the squad, which will be used as auction and raffle prizes, boosting Ty Hafan's coffers even further.

Ospreys Coach Jonathan Humphreys commented:

"€œWe've talked about being more clinical, about being more ruthless although we secured a good win in our last game against the Dragons, we know that there is still considerable room for improvement, so we have been working hard this week on getting that right.

"€œThere'll be plenty of motivating factors for this one, not least is the desire to sign off at home for the season in a positive manner. You've got guys playing for a place in the Wales shirt, and you've also got people who haven't had much game time, through injury or whatever, so they are looking to make an impression as well. I'm sure it's going to be an entertaining game to watch so hope that there will be a good crowd at the Liberty Stadium, particularly with Ty Hafan set to benefit from a kind gesture made by the Directors to donate money from each ticket sold for the game."€

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Andy Lloyd has not been considered because of a calf injury but is on target for the final match of the season next weekend in Munster

Tom Smith damaged ligaments in his left elbow in the Dragons match and has been ruled out of the remaining two fixtures

Gavin Henson remains unavailable following his ankle ligament injury and will not feature in the final two games of the season

Jonathan Thomas has commenced a period of relative rest following specialist consultation in orderto facilitate full resolution of his recurring groin problem and permit a problem free return totraining and playing

Ben Lewis and Ian Evans are both recovering from ACL reconstructive surgery. Both players are achieving their targets and remain on course to be fully fit and available for the start of next season

Nikki Walker is also doing well following surgery to repair his left hamstring origin, and although he won't feature again this season is expected be fit for the start of pre season training

Lyndon Bateman is still in the early stages of his recovery following knee surgery and will return next season

Kristian Phillips is recovering from surgery to repair the damage sustained following the shoulder dislocation he suffered against Leinster. He will require a 5-6 month recovery and rehabilitation process and will be targeting a return for the start of next season

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sunday 10th May - Ospreys V Glasgow - Magners League - Liberty Stadium - 2.35pm

Friday 15th May - Munster V Ospreys - Magners League - Thomond Park - 7.45pm

All fixtures are subject to change