Ospreys team to face Munster

The Ospreys team to face Munster at Thomond Park

The Ospreys team to face Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday 2nd November, kick off at 19.15.

15. Richard Fussell
14. Aisea Natoga
13. Jonathan Spratt (Capt)
12. Andrew Bishop
11. Ben John
10. Matthew Morgan
9. Tito Tebaldi
1. Marc Thomas
2. Scott Baldwin
3. Joe Rees
4. Lloyd Peers
5. James King
6. Joe Bearman
7. Sam Lewis
8. Morgan Allen
16. Matthew Dwyer
17. Nicky Smith
18. Dan Suter
19. Rhodri Hughes
20. Arthur Ellis
21. Tom Habberfield
22. Sam Davies
23. Hanno Dirksen
Head Coach Steve Tandy said ahead of the match:
"This is without doubt a huge game for us. With 13 of our squad on international duty, the team will have a different dynamic to what supporters are perhaps used to. The squad have been working hard this week and we as coaches are really pleased with the effort and in particular, the willingness to learn that the squad's younger players have shown at training. Llandarcy has been an exciting place to be this week and everyone is looking forward to the challenge of Thomond Park.

It's never an easy place to go to, Munster have an enviable history at home and while we are proud of the fact that we are the only non Irish team to beat Munster there in the Rabo since 2006, its going to be a tough match. They are coming into the game after some very impressive performances and have only lost twice so far this season.

While they are looking strong, we are also going into the game off the back of our victory against the Dragons last week.

We are still working towards the full performance the result has given the squad confidence, we know what we have to do and I believe from the work put in this week that this group can deliver what we ask of them. We will go to Thomond Park knowing how strong we can be and hopefully we will do ourselves justice".

The following players are unavailable for selection through injury:

Dmitri Arhip - Achillies
Dan Baker - Shoulder
Tom Smith - Knee
Rhys Webb - Knee
Aaron Jarvis - Groin
Duncan Jones - Neck

Forthcoming Fixtures:

Fri 08 Nov 19.45 KO Leicester Tigers v Ospreys - LV=Cup
Fri 15 Nov 19.30 KO Ospreys v Cardiff Blues - LV=Cup
Sat 23 Nov 14.30 KO Ospreys v Zebre Rugby - RaboDirect PRO12
Fri 29 Nov 19.05 KO Ospreys v Glasgow - RaboDirect PRO12