Jac Morgan

Ospreys team to face the Vodacom Bulls

The Ospreys have named their team for the final match of the 21/22 season where they face the Vodacom Bulls in the United Rugby Championship at the Swansea.com Stadium on Friday evening, K.O 8:10pm.

The battle for the Welsh Shield heats up this Friday night with it all to play for against our South African opponents. Rhys Webb will lead out the side partnering Gareth Anscombe at 10. Luke Morgan comes into the starting line-up alongside Keelan Giles and Michael Collins in the back three. 

Owen Watkin and George North form the centre partnership. 

Gareth Thomas, Dewi Lake and Tomas Francis form the front row with Adam Beard and Alun Wyn Jones in the second. Will Griffiths, Jac Morgan and Morgan Morris complete the starting pack.

Off the bench Sam Parry, Nicky Smith and Tom Botha provide the front row cover with Bradley Davies and Dan Lydiate completing Friday's forward contingent. Harri Morgan comes onto the bench alongside Stephen Myler and Mat Protheroe who complete the matchday 23. 

15. Michael Collins
14. Luke Morgan
13. George North
12. Owen Watkin
11. Keelan Giles
10. Gareth Anscombe
9. Rhys Webb ©

1.Gareth Thomas
2. Dewi Lake
3. Tomas Francis
4. Adam Beard
5. Alun Wyn Jones
6. Will Griffiths
7. Jac Morgan
8. Morgan Morris

16. Sam Parry
17. Nicky Smith
18. Tom Botha
19. Bradley Davies
20. Dan Lydiate
21. Harri Morgan
22. Stephen Myler
23. Mat Protheroe 

Toby Booth, Ospreys Head coach, said:  
“The Bulls are very physical, very strong up front, a very collision and field position based side. They have a good kicking game and if you let their back three have it on their terms, in broken field, they are going to hurt you. 

“We saw that against the Stormers, from our own personal experience, so we are expecting the same.  

“The good thing for us is that we are at home, with a crowd, we haven’t had to travel and this is on our terms, in that respect. 

“It is going to be a massive arm wrestle and a massive challenge, but one we are really looking forward to.”