Ospreys team to face Glasgow Warriors

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow Warriors on Friday 14th May 2010 at Liberty Stadium, kick off at 7.05pm, will be as follows:-

15 Lee Byrne
14 Tommy Bowe
13 Andrew Bishop
12 James Hook
11 Shane Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Mike Phillips
1 Paul James
2 Huw Bennett
3 Adam Jones
4 Alun Wyn Jones
5 Jonathan Thomas
6 Jerry Collins
7 Marty Holah
8 Ryan Jones (Capt)
16 Ed Shervington
17 Ryan Bevington
18 Ian Gough
19 Filo Tiatia
20 Jamie Nutbrown
21 Gareth Owen
22 Nikki Walker

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Ross Davies - fractured ankle/ligament damage
Duncan Jones - broken bone in foot
Lyndon Bateman - knee
Barry Davies - groin
Richard Hibbard - knee

Ospreys Head Coach, Sean Holley, commented:

"We've worked really hard this season, to get to this position and to have a home tie. We aren't taking anything for granted or being complacent, Glasgow are a very dangerous team, but it's just nice to be at home. We've had a lot of away games in the latter part of the season so it's good to be back at the Liberty Stadium for a big one-off semi-final, where home advantage is crucial.

"We've had a good run of results at the Liberty, we have won right on the bounce and have beaten good teams Leicester, Munster and Cardiff Blues during that run, but we realise that will count for nothing on Friday night. Glasgow have a good squad, there are plenty of internationals in their ranks and they almost edged us out of second place, so while we are glad to be at home, there is still a lot of work to be done. It will be a difficult night and we know that we will have to raise our game another level again from where were at last weekend against the Dragons.

"We need to be more clinical about things, that is obvious to everyone. We're pleased with the way we are playing, our game plan and system is good, and what has been particularly pleasing has been the number of line breaks we are regularly making. But, line breaks aren't enough to win games, as we saw against Biarritz. We've been drumming that  message home to the boys, it's about attention to detail. That is the difference between winning and losing when you get to this stage of a competition.

"It's another memorable occasion in our short history, we're there at the business stage of the competition again which is where we aim to be in every tournament we enter. We want to make it to the first ever play-off final, but a very good Glasgow team stand in our way, looking to make their own history. It isn't going to be easy, but we know what is required of us and we are all excited about the challenge."