Ospreys team to play Edinburgh

The Ospreys team to play Edinburgh at Myreside on Saturday 4th November 2017, KO 5.30pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Dafydd Howells

13 James Hook

12 Ashley Beck

11 Tom Habberfield

10 Sam Davies

9 Brendon Leonard


1 Paul James (Capt)

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Bradley Davies

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Guy Mercer

8 Rob McCusker



16 Sam Parry

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Maafu Fia

19 Rory Thornton

20 James King

21 Reuben Morgan-Williams

22 Luke Price

23 Kieron Fonotia

The following players were unavailable for selection due to international duty:

Nicky Smith, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Cross, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar and Owen Watkin


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury

Dan Baker - Knee

Hanno Dirksen Knee

Keelan Giles - Knee

Ben John HIA

Jeff Hassler HIA

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Scott Otten - Shoulder

Eli Walker Back


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

It was great to pick up the five points against the Dragons last weekend and we have to build on that this Saturday night before the championship breaks off for a couple of weeks.

Edinburgh have been in good form and will be confident going into this game off the back of four straight wins across the PRO14 and Europe. With Richard Cockerill in charge this season we know that well face a physical, strong and well-drilled pack and we have to match that to give ourselves a platform.

Weve started to build some momentum ourselves, with good performances against some quality teams leading into the win against the Dragons, and we have to take that to another level and start to make some progress in the PRO14.

With boys away on international duty over the next month, its important that people coming into the matchday 23 take their chance and really show what they are about. Looking back at the international windows last season, we were in pretty good shape and picked up some crucial wins, including up in Edinburgh in February. The players who are involved this month will be well aware of the responsibility on their shoulders, and on the whole they are the ones who delivered for us this time last year.

Theres a good mix of experience who will be the core of the team for us this month with some exciting youngsters who will get their chance, be it on Saturday or across the coming weeks, particularly around the Anglo Welsh. The spirit in the group is positive and everyone is looking forward to the challenges that an international window will always pose, players and coaches alike.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 10 Nov 7.30pm KO Ospreys v Wasps Liberty Stadium AW

Fri 17 Nov 7.15pm KO Cardiff Blues v Ospreys Arms Park AW

Sun 26 Nov 1.00pm KO Ospreys v Glasgow Liberty Stadium - PRO14

Sat 2 Dec 5.30pm KO Munster v Ospreys Irish Independent Park PRO14