Ospreys Team to play Cardiff Blues

The team to face the Cardiff Blues in the LV=Cup at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow has been named.

15. Jamie Murphy
14. Aisea Natoga
13. Tom Isaacs
12. Jonathan Spratt (c)
11. Dafydd Howells
10. Matthew Morgan
9. Tito Tebaldi
1. Marc Thomas
2. Matthew Dwyer
3. Dan Suter
4. Lloyd Peers
5. Rhodri Hughes
6. Graham Knoop
7. Arthur Ellis
8. Joe Bearman 


16. Evan Yardley
17. Nicky Smith
18. Nicky Thomas
19. Sam Williams
20. Sam Lewis
21. Rhys Webb
22. Sam Davies
23. Ben John

Backs Coach Gruff Rees said on the derby:

"We're really excited by the opportunity Friday night to play a local derby at home in the Liberty Stadium in front of our fans and I hope that they can come out to support us.

We've had some great battles with the Blues over the last few years and we want who ever puts the shirt on to do it justice.

There's some good history in the derby in the Ospreys jersey but for me a good derby is also based on local derbies such as Swansea v Cardiff or Neath v Cardiff.

I hope these players realise that they're on the apex of pro rugby and that they can start to make a name for themselves in these kind of games."  

The following players were unavailable for selection through injury:

Dmitri Arhip - Achilles
Dan Baker - Shoulder
Tom Smith - Knee
Aaron Jarvis - Groin
Duncan Jones - Neck 

Forthcoming Fixtures:

Sat 23 Nov - KO 14.30 - Ospreys v Zebre - RaboDirect PRO12
Fri 29 Nov - KO 19.05 Ospreys v Glasgow - RaboDirect PRO12
Fri 13 Dec - KO 20.00 Ospreys v Castres Olympique – Heineken Cup

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