Ospreys team to play Glasgow

The Ospreys team for the PRO12 game against Glasgow at Scotstoun on Saturday 21st February 2015, KO 5.15pm, is as follows:

 15 Dan Evans

14 Tom Grabham

13 Jonathan Spratt

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Dafydd Howells

10 Sam Davies

9 Martin Roberts


1 Ryan Bevington

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Aaron Jarvis

4 Tevita Cavubati

5 Tyler Ardron (Capt)

6 James King

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Dan Baker




16 Scott Otten

17 Marc Thomas

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Rory Thornton

20 Joe Bearman

21 Ieuan Jones

22 Tom Habberfield

23 Hanno Dirksen


Dafydd Howells makes his first PRO12 start


The following players were unavailable for selection through injury:

Ashley Beck - Ankle

Rynier Bernardo - Knee

Andrew Bishop – Back

Cai Griffiths - Bicep

Jeff Hassler – Ligaments

Ross Jones - Ankle

Sam Parry - Ankle

Lloyd Peers - Ligaments

Nicky Smith – Pectoral muscle

De Kock Steenkamp – Achilles

Eli Walker - Cartilage


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

Its crucial that we put in a much improved performance after the disappointment of last weekend in Edinburgh. We know how tough its going to be going to a Glasgow team that has been playing really well and is full of confidence, so we need to make a huge step up in terms of what we did last time out.

Week in, week out, we talk about attention to detail, accuracy, being clinical and knowing your roles, and the Edinburgh game showed what happens when we dont hit the expected standards. Thats been the message over the course of this week, and weve been making sure that the boys are focused on the important things ahead of such a big game.

Weve got some of our international boys back in the mix this week, and its a first game in more than a year for Ryan Bevington, so we are looking a little better in terms of depth, but we have to make that count, particularly at the start of a three game run that will be massive in terms of the end of season run-in and the play-off spots.

After Saturday we are back home at the Liberty after five consecutive away games, and we are really excited about facing Leinster and Munster in front of our own fans who can help push us over the line. However, we have to realise that going to Glasgow on Saturday and putting a winning performance in is the first and foremost priority. 


Forthcoming Fixtures

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

Fri 10 Apr 7.35pm KO Benetton Treviso v Ospreys PRO12

Sat 25 Apr 2.30pm KO Cardiff Blues v Ospreys PRO12