Ospreys Team to play Leicester

The team to face Leicester Tigers in the LV= Cup clash at Welford Road tomorrow has been named.

15 Ross Jones
14 Hanno Dirksen
13 Tom Isaacs
12 Matthew Jenkins
11 Tom Grabham
10 Sam Davies
9 Tom Habberfield
1 Marc Thomas
2 Matthew Dwyer
3 Joe Rees
4 Lloyd Peers (Captain)
5 Rhodri Hughes
6 Graham Knoop
7 Arthur Ellis
8 Morgan Allen
16 Rhys Hutchinson
17 Nicky Smith
18 Dan Suter
19 Sam Williams
20 Jack Jones
21 Jake Cole
22 Nathan Edwards
23 Aisea Natoga

Head Coach Steve Tandy said:
“We are really looking forward to seeing this young, enthusiastic and exciting Ospreys team take to the field tomorrow night. The LV Cup is the place where we see young players breakthrough and we are hoping our group take their opportunity with both hands.  There are some youngsters who will see their first taste of top level professional rugby and what better place to do that, than Welford Road and against Leicester.  The Ospreys have developed a formidable rivalry with our English counterparts and we are all looking forward to the contest again tomorrow night.”

“Our group have trained well and are soaking up every piece of knowledge and information we, as coaches, can give them and with a large contingent of our squad on international duties its always great to see the future of the region step-up.  We are proud of our development pathway at the Ospreys and the LV Cup Competition is a really important part of our on-going development strategy, and given the numbers of players in this squad, it is proving to be integral to the future of our region.”

“We want to put forward a full performance tomorrow night and I think from the work and effort put in this week from the group will see them represent our region with pride.”

The following players were unavailable for selection through injury:
Dmitri Arhip – Achilles
Dan Baker - Shoulder
Tom Smith - Knee
Rhys Webb – Knee
Aaron Jarvis – Groin
Duncan Jones - Neck
Forthcoming Fixtures:
Fri 15 Nov 19.30 KO – Ospreys v Cardiff Blues – LV= Cup
Sat 23 Nov 14.30 KO – Ospreys v Zebre – RaboDirect PRO12
Fri 29 Nov 19.05 KO – Ospreys v Glasgow – RaboDirect PRO12
Fri 13 Dec  20.00 KO – Ospreys v Castre Olympique – Heineken Cup