Ospreys team to play Glasgow Warriors

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Saturday 9th September 2017, KO 3.15pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Keelan Giles

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 Cory Allen

11 Jeff Hassler

10 Sam Davies

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Paul James

2 Sam Parry

3 Maafu Fia

4 Bradley Davies

5 Lloyd Ashley

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)

8 James King



16 Scott Otten

17 Nicky Smith

18 Rhodri Jones

19 Adam Beard

20 Guy Mercer

21 Reuben Morgan-Williams

22 James Hook

23 Jay Baker


Paul James makes his 224th Ospreys appearance to set a new record for the region 

Sam Davies and Tom Habberfield both make their 100th appearance for the Ospreys

Guy Mercer will make his Ospreys debut if he comes off the bench


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury

Dmitri Arhip Shoulder

Dan Baker - HIA

Ashley Beck - Shoulder

Hanno Dirksen Knee

Dafydd Howells Shoulder

Brendon Leonard - Foot

Dan Lydiate Knee

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Luke Price - Foot

Eli Walker Back

Owen Watkin - HIA


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

It was a winning start to the season last weekend but we know that there is huge room for improvement in terms of performance. We started well, created a lovely team try, but never capitalised on that start. It was definitely a mixed bag of a performance and no one is hiding away from the truth, which is that we have to be much better than we were.

The pleasing thing is that when we found ourselves in a sticky position towards the end we regrouped, stuck to what we had trained all week and got the outcome we needed. The focus this week has been on what happened in between, ensuring we are better throughout the full 80 and we get our processes and decision making right.

Theres not many bigger challenges in the PRO14 than going to Scotstoun to face Glasgow so we know there is no two ways about it, we have to be on the money in all areas of our game, raising it several levels from where we were last weekend. With big games coming thick and fast, Munster at the Liberty next, a road trip to Italy and South Africa, and then the Scarlets, its crucial that we pick up speed over the coming weeks.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 16 Sep 3.15pm KO - Ospreys v Munster Liberty Stadium PRO14

Fri 22 Sep 8.35pm KO (Local) Benetton Treviso v Ospreys Stadio Comunale di Monigo PRO14

Fri 29 Sep 5.00pm KO (Local) Cheetahs v Ospreys - Toyota Free State Stadium PRO14

Sat 7 Oct 7.35pm KO Ospreys v Scarlets Liberty Stadium PRO14