Ospreys team to face Toulon

The Ospreys team to play Toulon on Saturday 9th October 2010 at Stade Mayol, kick off at 2.30pm, 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 Richard Hibbard

3 Adam Jones

4 Ian Gough

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 Jerry Collins

7 Marty Holah

8 Jonathan Thomas



16 Huw Bennett

17 Ryan Bevington

18 Craig Mitchell

19 Ryan Jones

20 Justin Tipuric

21 Jamie Nutbrown

22 Gareth Owen

23 Nikki Walker


Richard Hibbard makes his 100th appearance for the Ospreys

Tommy Bowe makes his 50th appearance for the Ospreys


The following players were not considered because of injury:


Barry Davies – Groin

Jonathan Spratt – ACL

Ben Lewis – Neck

Andy Lloyd – Hand


Kristian Phillips and Tom Prydie are on international duty with Wales Sevens at the Commonwealth Games


Director of Rugby, Scott Johnson, commented:


"Since the first day of pre-season, the focus has been on building week by week with a view to getting up to speed in time for the first week of the Heineken Cup. We know the difficulties in reintegrating players during this period but we believe that we have the experience of handling it and putting the building blocks in correctly to give us a solid foundation to go into Europe.


“The intensity of the last 40 minutes against the Scarlets was the perfect last part of the build up, and we believe that we’re in a good place going into this game. We realise that we have to raise our game another notch or two, but we are where we’d want to be.


The quality of teams in our group mean that whoever goes through will have done it the hard way and earned their place in the last eight. We’ve been drawn with three quality sides and one thing is for sure; whichever side tops this group and progresses to the last eight will be in a pretty good place.


“To be successful in the Heineken Cup you need a good team performance, not a series of individual performances. Reputations, and success, are built as a collective unit, and that is the message the players will take onto the pitch with them.”


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 15 Oct – Ospreys V London Irish – Liberty Stadium - 8.00pm – Heineken Cup

Sun 24 Oct – Glasgow V Ospreys – Firhill – 4.10pm – Magners League

Sat 30 Oct – Ospreys V Newport Gwent Dragons – Liberty Stadium - 6.30pm – Magners League