Ospreys team to face Glasgow Warriors

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow Warriors at Firhill on Friday 28th October 2011, kick off at 7.05pm, will be as follows:

15 Richard Fussell

14 Tommy Bowe

13 Sonny Parker

12 Andrew Bishop

11 Eli Walker

10 Matthew Morgan

9 Rhys Webb


1 Duncan Jones

2 Mefin Davies

3 Cai Griffiths

4 Ian Gough

5 Ian Evans

6 Tom Smith

7 Joe Bearman

8 Jonathan Thomas (Capt)



16 Richard Hibbard

17 Aaron Jarvis

18 Ryan Bevington

19 James King

20 George Stowers

21 Kahn Fotuali’i

22 Ashley Beck

23 Hanno Dirksen


Eli Walker makes his first RaboDirect PRO12 start

George Stowers and Kahn Fotuali’i will make their Ospreys debuts if they come off the bench


The following players were not considered because of injury:

James Goode - Groin

Gareth Owen – ACL

Nikki Walker – Medial Ligament

Dan Biggar - Shin


Director of Coaching, Scott Johnson, commented:

“It’s good to be able to go into this period of the season with six from six, but we realise that the hard work that got us to the top of the table will count for nothing if we don’t follow it up with more hard work, effort and good performances.

“We have a big two months ahead of us, with some huge PRO12 games, Europe, and Welsh derbies, so it’s an exciting time to be an Osprey, be it as a player, coach or supporter. We are looking to get the right blend over the next few weeks, between rewarding boys who’ve done so well in the opening weeks and introducing players coming into the environment from the World Cup. It’s not easy, it’s another challenge, but if the attitude and desire is right, then we can have a big impact in this period.

“It’s going to be tough, it will be a challenge, it always is against Glasgow, and we are going to have to be at the top of our game if we are going to get something out of it. The boys will need to prepare properly, be focused, pay attention to detail, know their roles and get the basics right. Do that and the performance will follow.”

Forthcoming fixtures

Sat 5 Nov – Ospreys v Scarlets – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm

Sat 12 Nov – Ospreys v Biarritz – Liberty Stadium – Heineken Cup – 3.40pm

Sat 19 Nov – Benetton Treviso V Ospreys – Stadio Comunale di Monigo – Heineken Cup - 2.30pm

Sat 26 Nov – Connacht v Ospreys – The Sportsground - RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm

Sat 3 Dec – Ospreys v Munster – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm