Ospreys team to face Toulon

The Ospreys team to play Toulon on Saturday 22nd January 2011, at The Liberty Stadium, kick off at 3.30pm, will be as follows:


15 Lee Byrne

14 Nikki Walker

13 Sonny Parker

12 James Hook

11 Richard Fussell

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb


1 Duncan Jones

2 Richard Hibbard

3 Craig Mitchell

4 Ian Gough

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 Ryan Jones

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Jonathan Thomas



16 Huw Bennett

17 Ryan Bevington

18 Cai Griffiths

19 Jerry Collins

20 Marty Holah

21 Mike Phillips

22 Ashley Beck

23 Shane Williams


The following players were not considered because of injury:

Jonathan Spratt – ACL

Ben Lewis – Neck

Conor McInerney – Knee

Andrew Bishop – Ankle

Adam Jones – Elbow

Tommy Bowe - Knee



Ospreys Director of Coaching, Scott Johnson, said:

“It’s been a difficult week, there’s no getting away from it. There’s been a lot of looking inward and identifying where things went wrong last Sunday, but it’s a good thing that we can get straight back on the horse to play a damn good Toulon side who will want to finish in style.

“At this level the difference between success and failure comes down to the finest of margins. A dropped ball here, a missed overlap there, split second decisions can have such huge implications. We’ve got to get that right, we’ve got to be making the correct decisions if we want to win these important games.

“Toulon have shown over the course of this pool that they are quality team and it should be great game on Saturday on many different levels. We will be determined to begin the process of redeeming ourselves, to show the true Ospreys, and who knows, maybe bag an Amlin Cup place, while Toulon will want to try and secure a home quarter-final so there is plenty for both teams to play for. As a footy fan, never mind a coach, I’m looking forward to it.”


Forthcoming fixtures

Sat 29 Jan – Cardiff Blues V Ospreys – CC Stadium – LV= Cup – 6.30pm

Sun 6 Feb – Ospreys V London Wasps – RH Brewery Field – LV= Cup – 3.00pm

Sun 13 Feb – Ospreys V Ulster – Liberty Stadium – Magners League – 5.10pm

Sat 19 Feb – Benetton Treviso V Ospreys – Stadio Comunale di Monigo – Magners League – 5.30pm