Bradley Davies

Ospreys team to face Leinster

The Ospreys have named their team to take on Leinster at the RDS Arena, Dublin on Saturday 19th February in the United Rugby Championship, K.O 5pm.

Bradley Davies returns to action after injury partnering Will Griffiths in the second row. Nicky Smith, Sam Parry and Tom Botha form the front row with Ethan Roots, Harri Deaves and Morgan Morris in the back. Dan Lydiate makes his return after battling an injury and is named on the bench alongside Elvis Taione, Rhodri Jones, Rhys Henry and Lloyd Ashley as the forwards cover. 

Rhys Webb captains the side partnering Stephen Myler at 10. Luke Morgan, Keelan Giles and Dan Evans form the back three with Keiran Williams and Michael Collins in the centre. Reuben Morgan Williams, Gareth Anscombe and Tiaan Thomas Wheeler complete the matchday 23. 

15. Dan Evans

14. Keelan Giles

13. Michael Collins

12. Keiran Williams

11. Luke Morgan

10. Stephen Myler

9. Rhys Webb ©


1.Nicky Smith

2. Sam Parry

3. Tom Botha

4. Bradley Davies

5. Will Griffiths

6. Ethan Roots

7. Harri Deaves

8. Morgan Morris


16. Elvis Taione

17. Rhodri Jones

18. Rhys Henry

19. Lloyd Ashley

20. Dan Lydiate

21. Reuben Morgan Williams

22. Gareth Anscombe

23. Tiaan Thomas Wheeler

Toby Booth, Ospreys Head Coach, said: 

“Everyone knows that the market leaders or teams at the top of the tree, like Leinster, have a very clear identity about they do and don’t change anything they do for anyone. 

“You play Leinster and you know what you are going to get. They are going to play fast, with high skill, try and dominate you at the breakdown and get on top of you at the set-piece. They are an all-court team. 

“We have to back ourselves and do what we need to do, and if we can do that we will be competitive. If we don’t, then we won’t.  

“We know what the challenge is and it’s no different to every other week, but against Leinster it gets magnified even more.”