Ospreys team to face Northampton Saints

The Ospreys team to play Northampton Saints at the Riverside Hardware Brewery Field on Saturday 22nd October 2011, kick off at 6.00pm will be as follows:

15 Ross Jones

14 Tom Prydie

13 Ben John

12 Sonny Parker

11 Eli Walker

10 Matthew Morgan

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Cai Griffiths

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Aaron Jarvis

4 Tom Smith (Capt)

5 Ian Evans

6 James King

7 Sam Lewis

8 Morgan Allen



16 Mefin Davies

17 Joe Rees

18 Duncan Jones

19 Richard Kelly

20 Chauncey O’Toole

21 Tom Grabham

22 Will Price

23 Barry Davies


Ross Jones makes his first Ospreys start

Chauncey O’Toole will make his Ospreys debut if he comes off the bench


The following players were not considered because of injury:

James Goode - Groin

Gareth Owen – ACL

Nikki Walker – Medial Ligament


Acting Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

“It’s a special occasion for the Ospreys and for Bridgend this weekend, and everybody is genuinely excited about playing this game at the Brewery Field. It’s a familiar ground for some of us, as Head Coach of Bridgend I’m really proud to be taking an Ospreys team there, and for the Bridgend youngsters in the team it’s huge, to be able to play for your region at your home town club.

“Taking regional rugby to Bridgend is a big statement by the Ospreys, we want to see the local community supporting us this weekend, and really sending out a clear message of what we’re about.

“They were great occasions last season and I don’t expect this weekend to be any different. It’s an old fashioned, compact ground and the crowd are right on top of you so there should be a great atmosphere, with the crowd right behind us, and it’ll be up to us to reward them with a good performance.

“We were disappointed with last weekend’s performance. Yes, it was a young side with a few players making their debuts, but we didn’t reach the standards that we expect in a number of key areas. We’ve worked hard this week to put things right, there’s a good attitude in the group and we’re expecting to see them bounce back and show true Ospreys spirit.”

Forthcoming fixtures

Fri 28 Oct – Glasgow V Ospreys – Firhill – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.05pm

Sat 5 Nov – Ospreys v Scarlets – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.30pm

Sat 12 Nov – Ospreys v Biarritz – Liberty Stadium – Heineken Cup – 3.40pm

Sat 19 Nov – Benetton Treviso V Ospreys – Stadio Comunale di Monigo – Heineken Cup - 2.30pm

Sat 26 Nov – Connacht v Ospreys – The Sportsground - RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm

Sat 3 Dec – Ospreys v Munster – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm