Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues

The Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, on Friday 18th November 2016, KO 7.15pm UK, is as follows:

15 Dafydd Howells

14 Tom Grabham

13 Joe Thomas

12 Jonathan Spratt

11 Eli Walker

10 Phil Jones

9 Brendon Leonard


1 Gareth Thomas

2 Scott Otten

3 Rhodri Jones

4 Adam Beard

5 Rory Thornton

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Sam Underhill

8 Rob McCusker (Capt)



16 Sam Parry

17 Paul James

18 Maafu Fia

19 James Ratti

20 Joe Bearman

21 Matthew Aubrey

22 Dan Evans

23 Tom OFlaherty


Phil Jones makes his Ospreys debut

Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

Whatever the competition, Ospreys against the Blues is always a fixture to get excited about and we are looking forward to going up there on Friday night.

The team has a little bit more familiar look to it with one or two boys coming back in to get some game time under their belt with the PRO12 match against Glasgow next week at the back of the mind, but our focus is firmly on Friday, the Blues, and what this group of players can do.

We were incredibly frustrated against Harlequins last week. We did enough to win the game but one or two things didnt go our way and we ended up with just a losing bonus point. Given the development nature of the competition, and how we have used it to give youngsters a chance, theres been times when weve sat in the changing room and been delighted to get so close, a bonus point being as much down to character as anything else.

That wasnt the case on Friday, it was a disappointed changing room as they realise how close they came. Weve got to use that and look to kick on from that disappointment. We know that were in for a tough night but the focus is entirely on how we prepare for this. If we get the performance right then the rest will fall into place.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 25 Nov 7.35pm Glasgow v Ospreys Scotstoun PRO12

Fri 2 Dec 7.35pm Ospreys v Edinburgh Liberty Stadium PRO12

Thurs 8 Dec 8.45pm (Local) Grenoble v Ospreys Stade Des Alpes ERCC

Sat 17 Dec 3.00pm Ospreys v Grenoble Liberty Stadium - ERCC