Ospreys team to play Glasgow

The Ospreys team for the PRO12 game against Glasgow at the Liberty Stadium, on Friday 8th May 2015, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Jeff Hassler

13 Ben John

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Eli Walker

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Aaron Jarvis

4 Tyler Ardron

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 James King

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Dan Baker




16 Sam Parry

17 Marc Thomas

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Rory Thornton

20 Dan Lydiate

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Sam Davies

23 Jonathan Spratt


The following players were unavailable for selection through injury:

Ashley Beck - Ankle

Rynier Bernardo – Knee

Ryan Bevington - Groin

Andrew Bishop – Back

Tom Grabham - Abdomen

Cai Griffiths - Bicep

Ross Jones – Ankle

Aisea Natoga – Knee ligaments

Lloyd Peers - Pectoral


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:


Were all really looking forward to this one, it should be a great contest and the kind of game that you want to be involved in as a player, coach, or supporter. Theres going to be a good crowd at the Liberty and they can play their part from first whistle to last.

This group is still maturing, still growing, but we have come a long way this season. Were really proud to be the only Welsh side confirmed for the Champions Cup and to be involved in the play-offs, but we know that there is a hell of a lot of work still to be done. The first challenge is a very good Glasgow side that has had the better of us recently, and if we are able to put in the required level of performance on Friday night then we could be going to Connacht targeting a potential home semi-final.

We arent getting ahead of ourselves though. We know how tough its going to be and what a quality side Glasgow are. After the Blues game there was a pretty tough review process because as well as the obvious good things there was a lot that we werent happy with.

Thats the key really, never being happy with where you are but always striving for improvement, pursuing excellence. Thats always the expectation within this environment, and that has been very much the focus in our preparations for Friday night. We need to be more accurate, more clinical, and we need everybody to know their roles and how they fit into the plan. If we have that, and if we prepare thoroughly then we can look to put together a performance that could put us where we need to be to achieve our goal on Friday.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 16May 3.00pm KO Connacht v Ospreys PRO12

22/23 May PRO12 Semi Finals 

Sat 30 May PRO12 Final 6.30pm KO