Ospreys team to face Newcastle Falcons

The Ospreys team to play Newcastle Falcons on Saturday 6th November at Kingston Park, kick off at 6.30pm, will be as follows:


15 Barry Davies

14 Kristian Phillips

13 Ben John

12 Ashley Beck

11 Richard Fussell

10 Matthew Morgan

9 Rhys Webb


1 Duncan Jones

2 Mefin Davies (Capt)

3 Craig Mitchell

4 Conor McInerney

5 Ian Evans

6 James King

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Tom Smith



16 Scott Baldwin

17 Joe Rees

18 Cai Griffiths

19 James Goode

20 Andy Lloyd

21 Tom Isaacs

22 Matthew Jarvis

23 Gareth Owen


Matthew Morgan make his Ospreys debut

Conor McInerney and Ben John make their first Ospreys start

If he comes off the bench, Joe Rees will make his Ospreys debut


The following players were not considered because of injury:

Jonathan Spratt – ACL

Ben Lewis – Neck

Morgan Allen – Ankle

Eli Walker – Ribs

Ryan Bevington – Finger

Dai Flanagan – Dead leg

Seventeen players were unavailable because of international commitments


Jonathan Humphreys, commented:

“For the boys involved this weekend there is a real challenge now as they need to front up and show the world that they have what it takes to be Ospreys. We’ve come in for a bit of stick after the Dragons game and rightly so. We don’t hand out Ospreys jerseys lightly, there is a certain expectation on anyone representing the region and last week we failed to reach those standards.

“There is a lot of talent in this group. It’s a young squad, but we have faith and confidence that they can step up and deliver for us. It’s a fantastic opportunity for some of these boys to really show this month what they are capable of and to establish themselves as Ospreys. We’ve had some players asking why they haven’t played more, well now is their chance to show what they can bring to the team.

“There’s also an expectation on the shoulders of some of the older boys in the squad, it’s at times like this that they have to show leadership on and off the pitch, taking the younger boys with them. It should be an interesting evening, but we’ve got confidence in this group to rise to the challenge.”


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 12 Nov – Ospreys V Leicester Tigers – Brewery Field – LV= Cup – 7.45pm

Fri 19 Nov – Connacht V Ospreys – The Sportsground – Magners League – 7.00pm

Sun 28 Nov – Ospreys V Leinster – Liberty Stadium – Magners League – 5.00pm