Ospreys team to play Glasgow

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow at Scotstoun Stadium, in Guinness PRO12 Round 9 on Friday 25th November 2016, KO 7.35pm UK, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Dafydd Howells

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 Ashley Beck

11 Tom Grabham

10 Josh Matavesi

9 Tom Habberfield (Capt)


1 Paul James

2 Sam Parry

3 Maafu Fia

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Rory Thornton

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Sam Underhill

8 Dan Baker



16 Scott Otten

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Rhodri Jones

19 Adam Beard

20 Rob McCusker

21 Brendon Leonard

22 Luke Price

23 Tom OFlaherty


Tom Grabham makes his 50th Ospreys appearance 

Kieron Fonotia makes his Ospreys debut (Osprey No. 206)

Luke Price and Tom OFlaherty will make their PRO12 debuts if they come off the bench


Dmitri Arhip is absent to be with his wife who is due to give birth


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

Eli Walker - Foot 

Owen Watkin Knee

Rhys Webb - Ankle


The following players were unavailable due to international duty:

Scott Baldwin, Nicky Smith, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, James King, Dan Biggar, Sam Davies, Keelan Giles

Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

Going away to Glasgow is never an easy ask. They have been one of the most consistent teams in the PRO12 over the last three or four years and their success has been built on an impressive home record. Weve come up short there ourselves recently, so we know what we are walking into on Friday night.

Both of us had a disappointing result in our last PRO12 game and, with the table being so tight right the way from top down to the Blues in 7th, we know that there can be plenty of movement in the table on one weekend. We go there in third place, which looks pretty good off the back of a positive start to the season, at home in particular, but that can change pretty quickly when you are away to one of your rivals in the play-off positions.

Theres a long way to go this season, whatever happens on Friday night therell still be 12 PRO12 games to play, but we know that getting our performance right up in Glasgow can really strengthen our position and set up a huge month in December with some big games at the Liberty Stadium. 

The mindset this weekend has to be a positive one, the boys need to embrace the challenge and make sure that they are accurate, clinical and relentless for the whole 80 minutes. Anything less and we know well be up against it, but the mindset is good and we are excited about building on the good work weve done so far.


Forthcoming Fixtures

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

Tues 27 Dec 3.00pm Ospreys v Scarlets Liberty Stadium PRO12