Ospreys team to play Edinburgh

The Ospreys team for the PRO12 game against Edinburgh at Myreside on Friday 13th February 2015, KO 8.05pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Tom Grabham

13 Ashley Beck

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Richard Fussell

10 Sam Davies

9 Martin Roberts


1 Marc Thomas

2 Scott Otten

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Tevita Cavubati

5 Rory Thornton

6 Joe Bearman

7 Sam Lewis

8 Tyler Ardron (Capt)




16 Matthew Dwyer

17 Duncan Jones

18 Daniel Suter

19 James King

20 Ieuan Jones

21 Dan Baker

22 Tom Habberfield

23 Jonathan Spratt


Tevita Cavubati makes his PRO12 debut

Rory Thornton and Scott Otten make their first PRO12 starts


The following players were unavailable for selection through injury:


Rynier Bernardo - Knee

Ryan Bevington – Groin

Andrew Bishop – Back

Cai Griffiths - Bicep

Jeff Hassler – Ligaments

Sam Parry - Ankle

Lloyd Peers - Ligaments

Nicky Smith – Pectoral muscle

De Kock Steenkamp – Achilles

Eli Walker - Cartilage 

A further 13 players were unavailable for selection due to international duty with Wales, Wales U20s and Wales 7s


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

The next month is crucial for us if we want to retain our place in the top four. The fixture list couldnt get more challenging, going away to an in-form Edinburgh before we play the other three teams in the top four. It makes for a very difficult few weeks, but everybody involved should be excited about the challenge, players, coaches or supporters.

Traditionally, its the Six Nations period, and the squad of players who come to the fore at this time of the year, that shapes our season. This year, thats definitely going to be the case. Weve got a young group, but its a fantastic opportunity for some of them to go out there in an Ospreys jersey and make their own mark, to start creating something special. They should thrive on the challenge, and look at people like Justin Tipuric, Dan Biggar and Scott Baldwin, local youngsters who stepped up when senior players were away and have now become those senior internationals themselves.

The more experienced boys in the group, people like Duncan, Bearman, Josh, they have a responsibility to the youngsters as well, they have to set the example and lead the group through this period. Its going to be an interesting couple of weekends in Scotland, and then well be coming back to the Liberty for back-to-back games against Leinster and Munster, two huge games.

When you face a schedule like this, preparation becomes more important than ever. If we dont get what we are doing day to day right, then this month could be a painful one, so well be working hard to make sure we get the basics right to give us the best chance of ensuring we stay in the play-off spots."

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 21 Feb 5.15pm KO Glasgow v Ospreys PRO12

Fri 27 Feb 7.35pm KO Ospreys v Leinster PRO12

Sat 07 Mar 2.40pm KO Ospreys v Munster PRO12

Sat 28 Mar 7.15pm KO Ospreys v Zebre PRO12