Ospreys team to play Benetton Treviso

The Ospreys team to play Benetton Treviso at Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Friday 22nd September 2017, KO 8.35pm (local), is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Keelan Giles

13 Ben John

12 James Hook

11 Jeff Hassler

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Maafu Fia

4 Bradley Davies

5 Adam Beard

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)

8 Dan Baker



16 Scott Otten

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Rhodri Jones

19 Alun Wyn Jones

20 James King

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Sam Davies

23 Kieron Fonotia


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury

Dmitri Arhip Shoulder

Ashley Beck Shoulder

Hanno Dirksen Knee

Dafydd Howells Shoulder

Brendon Leonard - Foot

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Luke Price Foot

Rory Thornton - Shoulder

Eli Walker Back



Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

This is going to be a new experience for us, taking an extended squad away for 10 days and spending time together as a group for two matches. Were all looking forward to using this period productively and really kicking on as a group. Therell be no distractions, the focus will be entirely on getting things right.

We know what to expect from Treviso this Friday night. Theyll be physical, well organised and their strength will be up front as always. Theyve got a new coaching set-up this season as well which is already having a positive impact and theyll go into the game full of confidence after a good win on the road against Edinburgh.

Its essential that we raise our game several levels from where it was last week, and we need to perform for 80 minutes, not 40, 50 or 60, starting on Friday night. As a collective, coaches, players, everybody, weve had to take a long hard look at ourselves, and the review process from last weekend has been a tough one. What is important though is that we dont dwell on the past, we have to learn our lessons and look ahead at a busy period of tough games.

There are some exciting fixtures coming up, with Cheetahs and Scarlets in the PRO14 and Clermont and Saracens in Europe, big games, and we have to enjoy the challenge, starting this weekend.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 29 Sep 5.00pm KO (Local) - Cheetahs v Ospreys - Toyota Free State Stadium PRO14

Sat 7 Oct 7.35pm KO Ospreys v Scarlets Liberty Stadium PRO14

Sun 15 Oct 5.30pm KO Ospreys v Clermont Auvergne Liberty Stadium - ERCC

Sat 21 Oct 7.45pm KO Saracens v Ospreys Allianz Park - ERCC