The Ospreys Team To Face Munster In The

The Ospreys team to face Munster in the Magners League, at Thomond Park on Saturday 25th November "€" kick off at 7.00pm , will be as follows....

The Ospreys team to face Munster in the Magners League, at Thomond Park on Saturday 25th November "€" kick off at 7.00pm , will be as follows: -

15 Stefan Terblanche                  14 Jonathan Vaughton                13 Tal Selley

12 AN Other                              11 Nikki Walker                         10 Shaun Connor

9 Justin Marshall


8 Filo Tiatia                               7 Steve Tandy                            6 Andy Lloyd

5 Lyndon Bateman                     4 Mike Powell                            3 Andrew Millward

2 Barry Williams                        1 Paul James (Capt)     




16 Huw Bennett                         17 Cai Griffiths                          18 Brent Cockbain

19 Lee Beech                            20 Richard Pugh                        21 Jonathan Spratt

22 Lee Byrne


Andrew Bishop is not named at inside centre as he will undergo a late fitness test on a knee injury


Comment from Head Coach, Lyn Jones:

"€œWith our squads huge involvement in the Wales match this weekend our preparations for this match have been massively disrupted.  The match day squad has not played a fixture in three weeks, but hopefully they can carry the form shown in the Australia fixture into this game and we will not be too rusty"€

"€œFacing Munster at Thomond Park is one of European rugby"€™s great challenges.  They enjoy fantastic and extremely vocal support and it is an intimidating environment when the crowd starts to sing.  Munster may be a little low in their Magners League confidence and like us they have been disrupted by their involvement with the national side, but we expect them to be a strong force on their home patch"€

"€œWe had a great win against Australia and we are looking forward to another stern test against consistently one of the best sides in Europe.  It will be a big ask but I have great faith in the team we have selected"€

Injury and squad availability news

The following ten players are unavailable due to their involvements in the Wales squad against New Zealand:


Sonny Parker, James Hook, Gavin Henson, Shane Williams, Adam Jones, Ian Evans, Jonathan Thomas, Ryan Jones, Duncan Jones and Alun Wyn Jones


We also have six players not available for selection due to injury:


Chris Martenko (shoulder) is returning to fitness and full training, but now looks likely to be available some time in December


Five players will not be available until 2007 "€" Richard Hibbard (shoulder), Matthew Jones (knee), Tim Evans (knee), Craig Mitchell (knee), and David Bishop (knee)


November/ December Fixtures


Munster v Ospreys (Magners League) "€" Thomond Park "€" Saturday 25th November "€" kick off at 7.00pm

Ospreys v Bristol (EDF Energy Cup) "€" Liberty Stadium "€" Saturday 2nd December "€" kick off at 5.30pm

Calvisano v Ospreys (Heineken Cup) "€" Centro Sportivo San Michele "€" Saturday 9th December "€" kick off at 2.00pm

Ospreys v Calvisano (Heineken Cup) "€" Liberty Stadium "€" Friday 15th December "€" kick off at 7.30pm

Blues v Ospreys (Magners League) "€" Arms Park "€" Saturday 23rd December "€" kick off at 5.30pm

Ospreys v Scarlets (Magners League) "€" Liberty Stadium "€" Tuesday 26th December "€" kick off at 4.10pm

Ospreys v Dragons (Magners League) "€" Liberty Stadium "€" Sunday 31st December "€" kick off at 2.10pm