Ospreys team to face Munster

The Ospreys team to play Munster on Saturday 3rd December 2011 at The Liberty Stadium, kick off at 6.30pm, will be as follows:

15 Barry Davies

14 Tommy Bowe

13 Andrew Bishop

12 Ashley Beck

11 Richard Fussell

10 Matthew Morgan

9 Rhys Webb


1 Duncan Jones

2 Richard Hibbard

3 Aaron Jarvis

4 Ian Gough

5 Jonathan Thomas

6 Tom Smith (Capt)

7 James King

8 Joe Bearman



16 Mefin Davies

17 Cai Griffiths

18 Joe Rees

19 George Stowers

20 Sam Lewis

21 Tom Isaacs

22 Sonny Parker

23 Hanno Dirksen


Rhys Webb makes his 50th Ospreys appearance

Sam Lewis will make his PRO12 debut if he comes off the bench


The following players were unavailable because of international duty:

Huw Bennett, Ryan Bevington, Dan Biggar, Ian Evans, Ryan Jones, Justin Tipuric and Shane Williams are all with the Wales squad for the Wales v Australia game

Tom Habberfield, Will Price and Tom Prydie are with Wales Sevens

Eli Walker is playing in the Help For Heroes match at Twickenham


The following players were not considered because of injury:

James Goode – Back

Kahn Fotuali’i – Rib

Adam Jones - Calf

Ben John - Groin

Alun Wyn Jones – Foot

Gareth Owen – ACL

Nikki Walker – ACL

Paul James – Thumb


Ospreys Forwards Coach, Jonathan Humphreys, commented:

“Any game against Munster is a tough one and this weekend will be no different. We’ve been involved in some really tight games against them over the years and there generally doesn’t tend to be more than one score in it. We’re expecting them to come over fully loaded with their internationals and they’ll definitely be targeting this one so we’re going to have to be at our best. There’s no doubt about that.

“We’ve got a good record in the PRO12 this season, we’ve only lost the one game, but we’re not kidding ourselves about where we are. We know that we’ve got to continue improving our game, working hard and find that clinical edge.

“That’s not to take anything away from this group of players who have done so well. They’ve worked hard, they are playing for the cause and they’ve been getting results. This will be the toughest test for them yet, no doubt about it given the circumstances of the game, but they have shown already that they are prepared to front up and wear the shirt with pride. They are going to have to do that again on Saturday night, and hopefully, they’ll be able to send our supporters home happy.”


Forthcoming fixtures

Sat 10 Dec – Saracens v Ospreys – Wembley Stadium – Heineken Cup – 6.00pm

Fri 16 Dec – Ospreys v Saracens – Liberty Stadium – Heineken Cup – 8.00pm

Mon 26 Dec – Scarlets v Ospreys – Parc Y Scarlets – RaboDirect PRO12 – 2.05pm

Sun 1 Jan – Ospreys v Cardiff Blues – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm