Ospreys team to play Benetton Treviso

The Ospreys team to play Benetton Treviso at the Liberty Stadium on Friday 15th April 2016, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Hanno Dirksen

13 Owen Watkin

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Eli Walker

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb (Capt)


1 Nicky Smith

2 Sam Parry

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Adam Beard

5 Rynier Bernardo

6 Olly Cracknell

7 James King

8 Dan Baker



16 Scott Baldwin 

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Aaron Jarvis

19 Rory Thornton

20 Dan Lydiate

21 Brendon Leonard

22 Sam Davies

23 Ben John


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Tyler Ardron - Knee

Lloyd Ashley Knee

Ashley Beck Knee

Gareth Delve Ankle

JJ Engelbrecht Ankle

Maafu Fia Toe

Jeff Hassler - Shoulder

Dafydd Howells Hamstring

Paul James - Eye

Alun Wyn Jones - Foot

Daniel Suter Knee

Marc Thomas - Knee

Justin Tipuric Concussion

Sam Underhill - Toe


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

“With three games remaining this season we know what we’ve got to do and that is go out on a high, targeting three wins, and whatever will be, will be. It’s essential that we take that approach, whether we are on target for the top six or whether it becomes clear over the next couple of weeks that it’ll be beyond us.

“We have to show what we are about and have to build some real momentum, regardless of who we have available for selection. Whoever is selected to wear the shirt knows what is expected of them and, all credit to the boys, last time out at the Dragons, with a number of late changes, to a man this young group stepped up and delivered a bonus point win.

“They’ve got to go all over again on Friday night against a Treviso side that, like all Italian teams, are strong up front and, because of the qualification rules for Europe, still have everything to play for. We have to be ready for a battle but we are up for the challenges of these last three matches.”


Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 30 Apr 2.30pm KO Cardiff Blues v Ospreys PRO12

Sat 7 May 3.00pm KO Ospreys v Ulster PRO12