Ospreys team to face Newport Gwent Dragons

The Ospreys team to play Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday 7th April 2010 at Liberty Stadium, kick off at 7.05pm, will be as follows:-

15 Lee Byrne
14 Tommy Bowe
13 Andrew Bishop
12 James Hook
11 Shane Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Mike Phillips
1 Paul James
2 Huw Bennett
3 Adam Jones
4 Alun Wyn Jones
5 Jonathan Thomas
6 Jerry Collins
7 Marty Holah
8 Ryan Jones (Capt)
16 Ed Shervington
17 Ryan Bevington
18 Ian Gough
19 Filo Tiatia
20 Jamie Nutbrown
21 Gareth Owen
22 Nikki Walker

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Ross Davies - fractured ankle/ligament damage
Duncan Jones - broken bone in foot
Lyndon Bateman - knee
Barry Davies - groin
Richard Hibbard - knee

Ospreys Coach, Jonathan Humphreys, commented:

"We've had two weeks off so everybody is raring to go again. It's the final game of the regular season, but we've been able to secure a place in the play-offs to extend our season by at least the week, now we want to make sure that we retain an interest right up to the final weekend. If we are going to do that, we know exactly what we have to do over the  next three games.

"First up, we have to secure a home semi-final. The Dragons stand in our way, so we know that it is anything but a foregone conclusion. They've had a good season and really pushed for a play-off place themselves, but with those chances now seemingly over, that doesn't mean we can take them lightly. With the Dragons, you know exactly what you will get regardless of who or what is at stake, they are a passionate and committed bunch who will want to come to the Liberty Stadium and put on a performance for their supporters. I think it's going to be a really good game, a good old Welsh derby, and we're all looking forward to it here. People have spoken about the Ospreys looking for revenge because we've lost up there this season, it's not about revenge at all. A home play-off place is far more important, that is what is at stake for us and will be reward in itself."