Rhys Webb

Ospreys team to face Munster

The Ospreys have named their team to face Munster at the Swansea.com Stadium for round five of the United Rugby Championship on Saturday evening, K.O 7:35pm.

Rhys Webb will lead out the side as they look to build on last week's bonus point victory over Benetton out in Italy. He partners Stephen Myler who wears the number 10 shirt with an unchanged centre partnership of Keiran Williams and Owen Watkin running out again. Mat Protheroe, Alex Cuthbert and Max Nagy form the back three.

Up front Nicky Smith, Elvis Taione and Tom Botha lead the pack with Bradley Davies and Rhys Davies in the second row. Jac Morgan returns to the starting line-up alongside Sam Cross and last week's try scorer Ethan Roots. 

Jack Regan will make his Ospreys debut off the bench and is named alongside Morgan Morris, Ifan Phillips, Gareth Thomas and Rhys Henry as the forwards contingent. Reuben Morgan-Williams, Joe Hawkins and Dan Evans complete the matchday 23.

15. Max Nagy

14. Alex Cuthbert

13. Owen Watkin

12. Keiran Williams

11. Mat Protheroe

10. Stephen Myler

9. Rhys Webb ©


1.Nicky Smith

2. Elvis Taione

3. Tom Botha

4. Bradley Davies

5. Rhys Davies

6. Sam Cross

7. Jac Morgan

8. Ethan Roots


16. Ifan Phillips

17. Gareth Thomas

18. Rhys Henry

19. Jack Regan

20. Morgan Morris

21. Reuben Morgan-Williams

22. Joe Hawkins

23. Dan Evans


Toby Booth, Ospreys Head coach, said:

“Munster are a benchmark team of the league, we know how good they are. You just have to look at where the Irish provinces are in the league every year. 

“Every side wants to benchmark themselves against the Irish provinces and Munster are always there or thereabouts.

“They are four from four, played exceptionally well, put teams to the sword and full of confidence and it’s going to be a very tough ask for us.

“We are confident and clear on what we want to do and confident in our own ability, we have learnt a lot of lessons across the last two weeks and that is a psychological thing rather than a rugby thing.” 

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