Ospreys team to play Glasgow Warriors

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow Warriors at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday 26th November 2017, KO 1.00pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Hanno Dirksen

13 Joe Thomas

12 Ashley Beck

11 Jeff Hassler

10 Sam Davies

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Paul James (Capt)

2 Sam Parry

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Bradley Davies

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Guy Mercer

8 James King



16 Scott Baldwin

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Maafu Fia

19 Rob McCusker

20 Will Jones

21 Reuben Morgan-Williams

22 James Hook

23 Dafydd Howells


Joe Thomas makes his Guinness PRO14 debut

Will Jones will make his Guinness PRO14 debut if he comes off the bench


The following players were unavailable for selection due to international duty: 

Nicky Smith, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Cross, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Owen Watkin (Wales) and Kieron Fonotia (Samoa)


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Cory Allen Knee

Dan Baker - Knee

Keelan Giles - Knee

Ben John HIA

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Scott Otten Shoulder

Rory Thornton - Shoulder

Eli Walker Back

Kieran Williams Ankle

Tom Williams - Forearm


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said: 

We are welcoming a very good team to the Liberty this weekend, they are unbeaten and are deservedly top of Conference A, so we know the size of the challenge in store for us.

Glasgow are a team that has always played an attractive brand of rugby and they are looking to take that to another level this season, with real strength in depth in all areas. Whatever line-up they bring down with them, theyll come here confident, refreshed after a two-week break, and believing in their ability to get the job done.

We know that we have to start climbing the table and to do that, we have to start turning those 50, 60 minute performances into a full 80. It wont get any easier with Munster and Scarlets away in our next two PRO14 games so we cant make excuses, cant look beyond this weekend, weve got to put the hard work in as a collective.

There are 13 games to go and the new conference structure means that there is absolutely everything to play for with a play-off spot just two wins away from us. The key is that we start picking up wins now, before that gap starts to grow, and that is the challenge for us on Sunday.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 2 Dec 5.30pm KO Munster v Ospreys Irish Independent Park PRO14

Sat 9 Dec 5.30pm KO Northampton Saints v Ospreys Franklins Gardens ERCC

Sun 17 Dec 3.15pm KO Ospreys v Northampton Saints Liberty Stadium ERCC

Tues 26 Dec 5.35pm KO Scarlets v Ospreys Parc y Scarlets PRO14