Ospreys team to play Connacht

The Ospreys team to play Connacht at the Liberty Stadium on Friday 6th April 2018, 7.35pm KO is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Jeff Hassler

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 Ashley Beck

11 Hanno Dirksen

10 Dan Biggar

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Otten

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Bradley Davies

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 Guy Mercer

7 Sam Cross

8 James King



16 Ifan Phillips

17 Rhodri Jones

18 Maafu Fia

19 Adam Beard

20 Morgan Morris

21 Matthew Aubrey

22 Sam Davies

23 Owen Watkin


Morgan Morris will make his Guinness PRO14 debut if he comes off the bench


The following players are unavailable for selection due to injury

Cory Allen Pectoral

Scott Baldwin - Foot

Dan Baker Knee

Josh Cole Knee

Olly Cracknell - Shoulder

Keelan Giles Knee

Hugh Gustafson - Achilles

Dafydd Howells - Shoulder

Paul James Shoulder

Ben John HIA

Will Jones Ankle

Dan Lydiate Bicep

Rob McCusker - Calf

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Sam Parry - Chest

Gareth Thomas - Shoulder

Rory Thornton Shoulder

Rhys Webb Knee


Justin Tipuric and Tom Williams are in Australia with Wales 7s at the Commonwealth Games



Interim Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

We are at the point of the season where every game matters now. We respect the importance of this fixture to our aspirations for the season and understand that while the bigger picture is important we have to focus one game at a time. Get too far ahead of ourselves and well come unstuck.

We know that Connacht are a good team, well prepared and with threats all over the park so they have our utmost respect. We have to make sure we are at the level we were against Leinster, that is the benchmark for us for the rest of the season.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 13 Apr 7.35pm KO Ulster v Ospreys Kingspan Stadium

Fri 21 Apr 6.45pm KO (Local) Zebre v Ospreys Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

Sat 28 Apr 5.35pm KO Cardiff Blues v Ospreys Principality Stadium