Ospreys team to face Ulster

The Ospreys team to play Ulster on Tuesday 13th April 2010 at Ravenhill, kick off at 7.30pm, will be as follows:-

15 Lee Byrne
14 Tommy Bowe
13 Sonny Parker
12 James Hook
11 Shane Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Mike Phillips

1 Ryan Bevington
2 Huw Bennett
3 Adam Jones
4 Ian Gough
5 Jonathan Thomas
6 Jerry Collins
7 Marty Holah
8 Ryan Jones (Capt)


16 Ed Shervington
17 Paul James
18 Alun Wyn Jones
19 Filo Tiatia
20 Jamie Nutbrown
21 Andrew Bishop
22 Nikki Walker

The following players were not considered because of injury:

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

Ospreys Head Coach, Sean Holley, commented:

"After the disappointment of Saturday, we’ve got to be professional and really show what we are made of by getting straight back into it. With two tough games this week we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We’ve put ourselves in a position where we are challenging for one of the play-off spots, so our focus has to be on that now.

“It’s a quick turnaround from Saturday, which will be a test of our fitness and conditioning, as well as our character and spirit. It’s never easy going out to Ravenhill, where we can expect a passionate crowd and a side that will make life very difficult for us. We’ve shown in that past that we can win out there, and we know that’s what we’ve got to do if we want to reach the play-offs.

“We’ve everything to play for these next few weeks, and will be going to Ireland with a positive attitude. We can be proud of how we performed as a team against Biarritz, we went there looking to play a positive style of rugby, to keep the ball alive and I think we achieved that. We created some great opportunities and scored some good tries, but ultimately, we lacked that clinical edge at some important times.

“We mustn’t allow ourselves to dwell on the defeat though. We have to take the disappointment and pain of that defeat, and use it to push us forward over the next few weeks and look to end the season on a high note.”

Forthcoming Fixtures

Tue 13th Apr - Ulster V Ospreys - Magners League - Ravenhill - 7.30pm

Fri 16th Apr - Leinster V Ospreys - Magners League - RDS - 7.05pm

Sat 24th Apr - Munster V Ospreys - Magners League - Thomond Park - 6.30pm

7/8/9 May - Ospreys V Newport Gwent Dragons - Liberty Stadium - TBC