Ospreys team to play Leicester Tigers

The Ospreys team to play Leicester Tigers at Welford RD on Friday 25th August 2017, KO 7.45pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Keelan Giles

13 Cory Allen

12 Owen Watkin

11 Jeff Hassler

10 James Hook

9 Tom Habberfield (Capt)


1 Paul James

2 Sam Parry

3 Maafu Fia

4 Bradley Davies

5 Rory Thornton

6 Rob McCusker

7 Olly Cracknell

8 Dan Baker



16 Ifan Phillips

17 Nicky Smith

18 Rhodri Jones

19 Lloyd Ashley

20 Adam Beard

21 Matthew Aubrey

22 Joe Thomas

23 Ben John

- Gareth Thomas

- Sam Cross

- Reuben Morgan-Williams

- Tom Williams

- Jay Baker

- James Ratti

(- denotes unnumbered jersey)


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

Friday night will be another test for us and we are looking forward to it. Weve got a few more boys coming back in to the reckoning on Friday and the teams got a bit more of a familiar look to it.  It was a tight, evenly contested game in Bridgend two weeks ago, like the two matches last summer were, and were expecting another physical encounter against a powerful, well drilled team who will be among the top sides in England again this season. 

Last weekend was a really useful run-out for a young team, going up against what was a strong Bath line-up and we learnt a lot from the afternoon as well as getting some valuable minutes on the board for certain players.

Pre-season is always a bit of a strange time but its important we get what can out of these matches with the ultimate aim always to be ready for the opening weekend of the PRO14. Thats what we are working towards with Friday night part of a wider plan to make sure we are ready for the Zebre match at the Liberty Stadium next weekend.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 2 Sep 2.30pm KO Ospreys v Zebre Liberty Stadium PRO14

Sat 9 Sep 3.15pm KO Glasgow v Ospreys Scotstoun PRO14

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