Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues

The Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues at Liberty Stadium on Saturday 6th January 2018, KO 3.15pm, is as follows:

15 Sam Davies

14 Dan Evans

13 Ashley Beck

12 Owen Watkin

11 Jeff Hassler

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Maafu Fia

4 Bradley Davies

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Rob McCusker



16 Scott Otten

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Adam Beard

20 Will Jones

21 Tom Habberfield

22 James Hook

23 Dafydd Howells 


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury

Cory Allen - Pectoral

Dan Baker Knee

Hanno Dirksen - Thigh

Keelan Giles Knee

Paul James - Shoulder

Ben John HIA

James King Shoulder

Dan Lydiate - Bicep

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Sam Parry Ankle

Ifan Phillips - Shoulder

Rory Thornton Shoulder

Eli Walker Back

Kieran Williams Ankle

Tom Williams - Forearm


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

It was an important win for us on New Years Eve, setting us up for an important month and some huge games weve got coming up.

Starting on Saturday, four of the next five PRO14 games are against the teams immediately ahead of us in the table, three of them at home, so clearly its a crucial phase for us in terms of performance, results, and our ability to climb up a few places towards Champions Cup and play-off spots.

Everything is up for grabs but we know that we need to find the performance and consistency levels thatll allow us deliver the right results. Weve shown the right character and attitude over recent weeks, with three wins in the last four. We need to keep driving each other to be better, week in, week out.

The Blues will come here looking to attack, they have threats right across the field, and we know that we have to go toe-to-toe with them. Theyve been playing well and will believe in their ability to come to the Liberty and get the result so weve got to be up for it from the first whistle and impose ourselves on the game. Its got all the ingredients of a great contest, a typical derby match with big head to head battles and two teams who know each other very well and want to prove a point. Were looking forward to it.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 13 Jan 7.45pm KO Ospreys v Saracens Liberty Stadium ERCC

Sat 20 Jan 4.15pm KO (Local) Clermont Auvergne v Ospreys Stade Marcel Michelin ERCC

Fri 26 Jan 7.45pm KO Gloucester v Ospreys Kingsholm AW Cup

Fri 2 Feb 7.30pm KO Ospreys v Bath Liberty Stadium AW Cup

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