Ospreys team to face Leicester Tigers

The Ospreys team to Leicester Tigers in the Heineken Cup on Saturday 23rd January 2010 at Liberty Stadium, kick off at 1.35pm, will be as follows:-

15 Lee Byrne
14 Tommy Bowe
13 Andrew Bishop
12 James Hook
11 Shane Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Ricky Januarie
1 Paul James
2 Richard Hibbard
3 Adam Jones
4 Alun-Wyn Jones
5 Jonathan Thomas
6 Jerry Collins
7 Marty Holah
8 Ryan Jones (Capt)
16 Huw Bennett
17 Ryan Bevington
18 Cai Griffiths
19 Ian Gough
20 Filo Tiatia
21 Jamie Nutbrown
22 Sonny Parker
23 Nikki Walker
The following players were not considered because of injury:

Craig Mitchell - fractured rib
Duncan Jones - broken bone in foot
Mike Phillips - ankle ligament
Tom Isaacs - shoulder
Conor McInerney - knee
Lyndon Bateman – knee
Scott Baldwin – hernia

Ospreys skipper, Ryan Jones, said:

"Saturday's game promises to be an great occasion, an exciting afternoon and a great game between two sides slugging it out for the big prize. We know what we need to do, and that is get our own house in order after the disappointment last weekend, make sure we get the little things right, and with the necessary improvement in certain areas that we have been working on, we have to have confidence and faith in our ability and gameplan.

"We've certainly built up a rivalry with Leicester over the last few seasons, and all our games tend to be tight scorelines with not much to separate us, and they are always incident packed so I'd imagine it's going to be quite a spectacle. What's gone before won't be of any concerns, it's what we do on Saturday that matters, and we want to make sure that come half past three we still have an interest in this year's Heineken Cup.

"We know that we are going to have a big crowd at the Liberty Stadium, providing us with their usual passionate support. As a group of players, we want to reward them for that backing and send them back to the Village after the game with smiles on their faces, allowing them to celebrate. To do that, know that we'll have to keep our focus and discipline, and play the match, not the occasion."
Forthcoming Fixtures
Sat 23rd Jan - Ospreys V Leicester Tigers - Heineken Cup - Liberty Stadium - 1.35pm
Fri 29th Jan - Newport Gwent Dragons V Ospreys - LV= Cup - Rodney Parade - 7.30pm                    
Thurs 4th Feb - Ospreys V Leeds Carnegie - LV= Cup - Liberty Stadium - 7.35pm                                   
Sun 21st Feb - Ospreys V Connacht - Magners League - Liberty Stadium - 5.00pm