Ospreys team to play Benetton Treviso

The Ospreys team to play Benetton Treviso at Stadio Comunale di Monigo, on Saturday 25th March 2017, KO 8.35pm (local) is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Keelan Giles

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Dafydd Howells

10 Sam Davies

9 Tom Habberfield (Capt)


1 Paul James

2 Sam Parry

3 Brian Mujati

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Rory Thornton

6 James King

7 Olly Cracknell

8 Dan Baker



16 Scott Otten

17 Nicky Smith

18 Rhodri Jones

19 Tyler Ardron

20 Sam Underhill

21 Brendon Leonard 

22 Jay Baker

23 Jonathan Spratt


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Dmitri Arhip Shoulder

Scott Baldwin Head laceration

Adam Beard Elbow

Ashley Beck - Calf

Bradley Davies Knee

Hanno Dirksen - Knee

Jeff Hassler Achilles

Ben John HIA

Alun Wyn Jones - Shoulder

Dan Lydiate Knee

Rob McCusker Ankle

James Ratti - Shoulder

Eli Walker Back

Owen Watkin Knee  


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

Everybody is really excited about whats in store for us between now and the end of the season. Our performances this far have put us in a solid position to kick-on for the play-offs but theres a hell of a lot of hard work ahead of us so nobody is taking anything for granted. If we dont maintain the standards weve set then everything weve done so far will go to waste.

We are firmly in control of our own destiny and thats a good place to be in at this stage. We know that if we do what we have to do over the next five rounds we can secure a semi-final spot regardless of what anybody else does. Were well aware thats not as easy as it sounds though. With some big games coming up, Welsh derbies and against teams competing at the top end for the play-offs, its going to be a real rollercoaster for everyone but youve got to be excited about it.

We want to be involved in these games, high stakes, at the end of the season and we want to make sure that we keep going until the end of May. It starts this weekend in Treviso against a side who are physical, who have a big pack and who will always cause a team problems. Weve slipped up there a few times in the past so we know that weve got to be at our best to get what we want. The focus has to be right, and we need to be sure that we are on top of everything, the detail of what we need to do, to get the right performance level that will set us up for a huge month with big games against Stade, Leinster, the Blues and Ulster.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Sun 2 Apr 5.45pm Ospreys v Stade Francais Principality Stadium ERCC

Sat 8 Apr 3.00pm Ospreys v Leinster Liberty Stadium PRO12

Sat 15 Apr 2.45pm Cardiff Blues v Ospreys Principality Stadium PRO12