Ospreys team to play Benetton Treviso

The Ospreys team for the PRO12 game against Benetton Treviso at Stadio Comunale di Monigo, on Friday 10th April 2015, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:


15 Dan Evans

14 Tom Grabham

13 Jonathan Spratt

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Eli Walker

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb


1 Ryan Bevington

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Aaron Jarvis

4 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

5 Tyler Ardron

6 Dan Lydiate

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Dan Baker




16 Scott Otten

17 Nicky Smith

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Lloyd Peers

20 James King

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Sam Davies

23 Ben John


Eli Walker makes his 50th appearance for the Ospreys


The following players were unavailable for selection through injury:


Ashley Beck - Ankle

Rynier Bernardo - Knee

Andrew Bishop – Back

Cai Griffiths - Bicep

Jeff Hassler – Knee ligaments

Dafydd Howells - Ankle

Ross Jones – Ankle

Aisea Natoga – Knee ligaments

De Kock Steenkamp – Achilles


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

Were at that stage of the season now where every game is crucial and every point gained or lost can make a huge difference. Weve had a couple of good wins against Munster and Zebre which have allowed us to retake control of our own fate, something that is so important when you get to this point, but everybody here is well aware that weve achieved nothing yet. Weve got a hell of a lot of hard work ahead of us if we want to ensure our season runs beyond May the 16th and round 22 in Connacht.

Zebre was pretty pleasing in that we were able to reintegrate all our Wales boys, who desperately want to be involved, without picking up any new injuries, and securing the bonus point. There was plenty to be pleased about in the performance, particularly the attitude and positive approach we showed, but tellingly there was still plenty that has needed our attention in the two weeks since.

We know that we are going to have to be 100 per cent every week now. If we can do that, for each of the games that are left, then we know that well be able to stay in the top four and qualify for the play-offs.

The boys recognise that and know that they have to step it up a notch or two. Preparation is the key from here on in. There needs to be attention to detail and everybody has to know what is expected of them, and of those around them. Its the only way to maintain the high standards expected of an Ospreys team and needed to retain a top four spot.

Thats pretty much been the message all week long, particularly going somewhere weve been caught out a few times, as recently as January. Complacency wont come into it as we know how dangerous a place this is to go, we will be going there demanding and expecting a top level performance, as we will every week between now and the end of the season.


Forthcoming Fixtures 

Sat 25 Apr 2.30pm KO Cardiff Blues v Ospreys PRO12

Fri 8 May 7.35pm KO Ospreys v Glasgow PRO12

Sat 16May 3.00pm KO Connacht v Ospreys PRO12