Ospreys team to play Glasgow

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow at Scotstoun on Sunday 1st November 2015, KO 2.30pm, is as follows:


15 Dan Evans

14 Tom Grabham

13 Ben John

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Eli Walker

10 Dan Biggar

9 Brendon Leonard


1 Paul James

2 Sam Parry

3 Aaron Jarvis

4 Lloyd Ashley (Capt)

5 Rory Thornton

6 Dan Lydiate

7 Justin Tipuric

8 James King




16 Scott Baldwin

17 Ryan Bevington

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Alun Wyn Jones

20 Dan Baker

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Sam Davies

23 Jonathan Spratt


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Tyler Ardron - Knee

Adam Beard Shoulder

Ashley Beck ACL

Hanno Dirksen - Hip

Jeff Hassler Knee

Nicky Smith - Ankle

De Kock Steenkamp - Hip

Dan Suter Neck

Rhys Webb Foot


Ifereimi Boladau and Matthew Dwyer were unavailable for selection due to involvement with British Army Rugby at the IDRC tournament


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

“It doesn’t get much tougher than going away to the champions but we are up for it. We know that it was extremely disappointing last weekend but you can’t afford to dwell on things like that. You’ve got to face up to the challenge, work on putting things right and do what you’ve got to do to ensure there’s no repeat of a performance which fell well short of the standard expected of an Ospreys team.


“Saying that, the reaction has been a good one, and with more of the World Cup boys coming back into the environment this week, they’ve been able to lift everybody. There’s been some straight talking and honesty, and there’s been a bit of an edge about the place. We know that we have to be better, that there has to be more accuracy and attention to detail in what we do. People have to be clear about what their role is, what is expected of them. When that clarity isn’t there, you get the confusion we saw at times last weekend.


“We are going to one of the toughest places in the PRO12, there’s going to be a full house, and they will want to pick up some points to improve their own position as they have also been badly hit by the World Cup. That should make for a cracking contest, and we’ll have to be up a few notches from where we’ve been so far this season.”


Forthcoming Fixtures 

Sat 7 Nov 2.30pm KO -  Ospreys v Zebre PRO12

Sun 15 Nov 5.15pm KO Ospreys v Exeter Chiefs ERCC

Sun 22 Nov 2.00pm KO (Local) Clermont Auvergne v Ospreys ERCC

Sat 28 Nov 3.00pm KO Ospreys v Cardiff Blues PRO12