Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues

The Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues at Liberty Stadium on Friday 30th November, KO 19.05, is as follows:

15 Richard Fussell

14 Ross Jones

13 Tom Isaacs

12 Andrew Bishop

11 Eli Walker

10 Matthew Morgan

9 Kahn Fotuali’i (Capt)


1 Duncan Jones

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Cai Griffiths

4 Ian Gough

5 James King

6 George Stowers

7 Sam Lewis

8 Joe Bearman



16 Matthew Dwyer

17 Marc Thomas

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Lloyd Peers

20 Morgan Allen

21 Rhys Webb

22 Sam Davies

23 Jonathan Spratt


Dmitri Arhip will make his Ospreys debut if he comes off the bench

Sam Davies will make his RaboDirect PRO12 debut if he comes off the bench


The following players were not considered because of injury:

Alun Wyn Jones – Shoulder

Hanno Dirksen – Knee

Joe Rees – Neck

Jonathan Thomas - Groin

Adam Jones – Knee

Tom Smith – Groin

Aaron Jarvis – Knee

Richard Hibbard – Shoulder

Owen Williams - Hamstring


Ian Evans, Justin Tipuric, Ryan Jones, Dan Biggar and Ashley Beck are all unavailable on international duty.


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

“It’s important that we show the right character and spirit after a disappointing second half showing in Edinburgh last weekend. We were extremely disappointed to come away with nothing and we know how crucial it us that we bounce back and put on the kind of performance that is expected from an Ospreys team this weekend.

“It’s a massive game, a local derby and a chance to see some great young Welsh talent on both sides going head to head, with some real quality older players thrown into the blend. I’m really looking forward to the game. When you look through the teamsheet and see the quality of players that we have still available even when missing so many, it says a lot about the work we are doing here to bring through players.

“The crowd have been fantastic at the Liberty this season and I wouldn’t expect them to be any different on Friday night. The management team have been creative with some great ticket offers to encourage people out for the evening to come and see live rugby and we hope that the fans will be behind the team and the cause this weekend.”

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 8 Dec – 14.35KO – Toulouse v Ospreys – Heineken Cup

Sat 15 Dec – 13.35KO – Ospreys v Toulouse – Heineken Cup

Wed 26 Dec – 17.30KO – Ospreys v Scarlets – RaboDirect PRO12

Mon 31 Dec – 16.15KO – Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys – RaboDirect PRO12