Ospreys team to play Bath

The Ospreys team for the LV= Cup game against Bath at the Recreation Ground on Saturday 7th February 2015, KO 3.00pm (UK), is as follows:


15 Richard Fussell

14 Tom Grabham

13 Jonathan Spratt (Capt)

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Aisea Natoga

10 Sam Davies

9 Martin Roberts


1 Marc Thomas

2 Scott Otten

3 Cai Griffiths

4 Tevita Cavubati

5 Rhodri Hughes

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Sam Lewis

8 Joe Bearman



16 Matthew Dwyer

17 Duncan Jones

18 Daniel Suter

19 Tyler Ardron

20 Ieuan Jones

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Ben John

23 Hanno Dirksen


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:


Its going to be another big afternoon for this group and another stern test for the youngsters in the squad. Theres maybe a bit more experience in the 23 than last week, but we are still looking at a group of players who have to take the opportunity they are getting to show that the deserve to hold onto the jersey for the next few weeks while we are without our international representation and an injury list that is growing once again.

We know what to expect from Bath. Its a great club with real history, and theres a sell out crowd for this game. Whatever team they send out we know that we will have to perform well as they have enviable strength in depth.

For us its about preparing well this week and going to the Rec focused on performance, knowing that we have to be clinical in everything we do, looking to take the momentum from the second half in Gloucester and building on it.

Weve got some crucial games coming up over the next five or six weeks that will shape how the end of season run-in plays out. These boys have a huge part to play in deciding our fate so they know there is pressure and expectation on their shoulders to ensure that they continue the good work done in the PRO12 to date, to keep us well placed in the play-off push.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 13 Feb 7.35pm KO Edinburgh v Ospreys PRO12

Sat 21 Feb 5.15pm KO Glasgow v Ospreys PRO12

Fri 27 Feb 7.35pm KO Ospreys v Leinster PRO12

Sat 07 Mar 2.40pm KO Ospreys v Munster PRO12

Sat 28 Mar 7.15pm KO Ospreys v Zebre PRO12