Ospreys team to play Leicester Tigers

The Ospreys team to play Leicester Tigers at Bridgend Ford Brewery Field on Friday 11th August 2017, KO 7.30pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Tom Williams

13 Joe Thomas

12 Owen Watkin

11 Jay Baker

10 Luke Price

9 Tom Habberfield (Capt)


1 Paul James

2 Scott Otten

3 Maafu Fia

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Bradley Davies

6 James Ratti

7 Olly Cracknell

8 Dan Baker



16 Ifan Phillips

17 Rowan Jenkins

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Adam Beard

20 Josh Cole

21 Brendon Leonard

22 Cory Allen

23 James Hook

- Rob McCusker

- Will Jones

- Matthew Aubrey

- Ben John

- Phil Jones

- Rhodri Jones

(- denotes unnumbered jersey)


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

Weve had a good six or seven weeks of hard work, putting the pillars in place for the new season, and its good to get into a match week routine now, with the focus switching a little bit to what happens on the 80 minutes at the end of the week.

Leicester are enjoying a training camp down here with this game at the centre of it and, like us, will be really excited about looking to put some of the things theyve been working on into practice.

For our part weve got some boys coming back after time out with injury, a lot of exciting youngsters having a run out, and then you look at the bench and a couple of new signings, its a good mix.

There are plenty of clichés around pre-season but it really is about building blocks for a long season ahead, with Bath at the Liberty next weekend and then going away to Leicester. Its a busy schedule, when you look at the big games weve got in September and October, and weve got to make sure that we get to where we need to be to do ourselves justice, not just in the opening weeks but across the full season.

It should be a good night with the warm welcome we always get at the Brewery Field from the local community, and a night for Bridgend to enjoy what will be a cracking contest if its anything like the two games between us last summer.

Admission to the Bridgend Ford Brewery Field for this match is just £10, with U16s enjoying free entry.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Sun 20 Aug - 2.00pm KO  Bath v Ospreys  Liberty Stadium

Fri 25 Aug  7.45pm KO  Leicester Tigers v Ospreys  Welford Road

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