Ospreys team to face Worcester Warriors

The Ospreys team to play Worcester Warriors on Saturday 4th February 2012 at Sixways, kick off at 3.00pm will be as follows:

15 Richard Fussell

14 Hanno Dirksen

13 Tom Isaacs

12 Sonny Parker (Capt)

11 Eli Walker

10 Matthew Morgan

9 Rhys Webb


1 Cai Griffiths

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Joe Rees

4 Lloyd Peers

5 James Goode

6 James King

7 Sam Lewis

8 Morgan Allen



16 Mefin Davies

17 Duncan Jones

18 Will Taylor

19 Tom Smith

20 Chauncey O’Toole

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Dan Biggar

23 Kahn Fotuali’i


The following players were not considered because of injury:

Stefan Watermeyer – Hip

Aaron Jarvis – Rib

Richard Kelly - Wrist

Ben John - Groin

Alun Wyn Jones – Foot

Gareth Owen – ACL

Nikki Walker – ACL


George Stowers is suspended

There are 19 players absent on international duty with Wales, Ireland, Wales U20 and Wales Sevens.


Ospreys Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

“The win over the Dragons was very pleasing. We had a good training week and followed it up with a good performance. We tried to play rugby, moved the ball about and scored some good tries. We should have won by more though, we let a few chances go, and didn’t take the kicks we had, so there’s still plenty to work on.

“This weekend there’s a different challenge for a team that is still pretty young. Last Friday at the Brewery Field was about being at home, having everybody behind you and representing the community. Going to difficult place like Worcester, a Premiership ground, where they will be against you, asks different questions of young players and we’ll find out a bit about them.

“We can expect Worcester to be competitive in the scrum, they pride themselves in that area, and in the lineout. It’s going to be a real test for this group of players.”


Forthcoming fixtures

Sat 4 Feb – Worcester v Ospreys – Sixways – LV= Cup – 3.00pm

Fri 10 Feb – Edinburgh v Ospreys – Murrayfield – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.35pm

Fri 17 Feb – Ospreys v Aironi – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.30pm

Fri 24 Feb – Ulster v Ospreys – Ravenhill – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.05pm

Fri 2 Mar – Ospreys v Glasgow – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.05pm

Fri 23 Mar – Leinster v Ospreys – RDS Showground – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.05pm

Sat 31 Mar – Ospreys v Benetton Treviso – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm