Ospreys team to play Edinburgh

The Ospreys team to play Edinburgh at the Liberty Stadium, in Guinness PRO12 Round 10, on Friday 2nd December 2016, KO 7.35pm UK, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Keelan Giles

13 Ashley Beck

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Dafydd Howells

10 Sam Davies

9 Brendon Leonard


1 Nicky Smith

2 Sam Parry

3 Maafu Fia

4 Rory Thornton

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 James King

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Dan Baker



16 Scott Baldwin

17 Paul James

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Lloyd Ashley

20 Sam Underhill

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Dan Biggar

23 Kieron Fonotia


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:


Tyler Ardron Thumb 

Bradley Davies - Knee

Hanno Dirksen Knee

Jeff Hassler Achilles

Ben John Groin

Dan Lydiate - Knee

Eli Walker - Foot

Owen Watkin Knee

Rhys Webb Ankle


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

This is a big game for us. Weve had a pretty decent start to the season and are sitting at the right end of the table but its the start of a busy period with some important games coming up. We want to keep the momentum going and to do that weve got to get a good performance in on Friday night.

We are missing one or two boys but were able to bring back in some key players after a month away in Wales camp. Some have played a bit more than others, but they are all busting to pull the black shirt on again. There are boys like Kingy, Keelan, Sam, who are itching to get on the field because theyve probably had a frustrating month, while we know what Alun Wyn, Tips, Dan and Sam bring to the table.

Selection hasnt been easy as weve done okay over the last month but weve gone with a mix that we think will get the job done on the night while having an eye on some of the challenges ahead of us, with a couple of European games and a derby against the Scarlets, the next PRO12 game.

Edinburgh were probably a little unfortunate last Sunday against the Dragons so Im sure theyll want to make up for it on Friday night. Well have to be aware of that and deal with it.


Forthcoming Fixtures 

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

Sat 17 Dec 3.00pm Ospreys v Grenoble Liberty Stadium ERCC

Tues 27 Dec 3.00pm Ospreys v Scarlets Liberty Stadium PRO12

Sun 1 Jan 5.05pm Dragons v Ospreys Rodney Parade PRO12