Ospreys team to play Munster

The Ospreys team to play Munster at Irish Independent Park on Saturday 2nd December 2017, KO 5.30pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Hanno Dirksen

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 James Hook

11 Jeff Hassler

10 Sam Davies

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Gareth Thomas

2 Sam Parry

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Bradley Davies (Capt)

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Will Jones

8 James King



16 Scott Baldwin

17 Rowan Jenkins

18 Maafu Fia

19 Rob McCusker

20 Guy Mercer

21 Reuben Morgan-Williams

22 Luke Price

23 Joe Thomas


Gareth Thomas and Will Jones makes their first PRO14 starts

Rowan Jenkins will make his PRO14 debut if he comes on

Bradley Davies makes his 100th Championship appearance

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

Nicky Smith, Rhodri Jones, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Cross, Dan Lydiate, Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, and Owen Watkin


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury

Cory Allen Knee

Dan Baker Knee

Ashley Beck - Groin

Keelan Giles Knee

Dafydd Howells - Shoulder

Paul James - Calf

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Scott Otten Shoulder

Rory Thornton Shoulder

Justin Tipuric - Thigh

Eli Walker Back

Kieran Williams Ankle

Tom Williams - Forearm



Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

Going to Munster always presents a sizeable challenge, any time of the season and whoever is on the field. This weekend is no different with Munster able to welcome back their Ireland contingent and Wales playing against South Africa.

Clearly we have to see a reaction after the huge disappointment of Sunday, with the circumstances meaning the onus is on this group of players and us as coaches to find a solution. We cant dwell on it, we have to learn from it and look forward. Its a cliché maybe, but its the reality of where we are this weekend with a short turnaround, the travel and player availability.

We certainly wont be sitting in a corner feeling sorry for ourselves. We know we are in a fight and will stick together to do the Ospreys badge justice.


Forthcoming Fixtures

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

Sun 31 Dec 5.35pm KO Dragons v Ospreys Rodney Parade PRO14