Ospreys team to play Munster

Tandy names team for Saturday night's Guinness PRO12 game at Thomond Park.


The Ospreys team to face Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday 27th September 2014, KO 6.30pm, is as follows:



15 Dan Evans

14 Jeff Hassler

13 Andrew Bishop

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Eli Walker

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Aaron Jarvis

4 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

5 Rynier Bernardo

6 Joe Bearman

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Dan Baker




16 Sam Parry

17 Duncan Jones

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 James King

20 Morgan Allen

21 Martin Roberts

22 Sam Davies

23 Hanno Dirksen



Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:


“We’ve had a good start to the season, but we’ve got to remember that’s all it is, a start. When you look at the run of fixtures coming up, from Munster this weekend through to the derby against the Blues at the Liberty in a couple of weeks and into Europe, it’s exciting but daunting at the same time. By this time next month we’ll have a much clearer picture of where this group actually is in terms of its development.


“Although we’ve got three wins from three, we realise that the performances have been far from perfect in many respects. It’s a pretty grounded group of players we’ve got and they aren’t getting carried away with themselves, they appreciate that there is plenty to improve on, plenty of work to do, and their attitude this week has been spot on. That’s very pleasing to see as a coach, and is exactly what we want to see.


“Looking at the weekend’s game, it’ll be a big step up from what we’ve had so far in terms of intensity. Munster at Thomond Park is always a difficult environment for an away team, so we know that we will have to prepare properly and be on top of our game out there. There’ll be tough moments, especially for a young team, but we know that they will give nothing less than 100 per cent for the cause, whatever the outcome. It’s going to be a fantastic experience for some of these young men who are still learning their trade, and is another big step forward in their development.”



The following players were unavailable for selection through injury:


Tyler Ardron - Ankle

Ashley Beck - Hip

Ryan Bevington - Groin

Ross Jones - Ligaments

Sam Lewis - Knee

Tom Smith - Knee

Jonathan Spratt - Knee




Forthcoming Fixtures


Fri 03 Oct - 7.35pm KO - Zebre v Ospreys - Stadio XXV Aprile - PRO12

Sun 12 Oct - 4.00pm KO - Ospreys v Cardiff Blues - Liberty Stadium - PRO12

Sun 18 Oct - 1.00pm KO - Ospreys v Treviso - Liberty Stadium - ERCC

Sat 25 Oct - 5.15pm KO - Northampton Saints - Franklin’s Gardens - ERCC

Fri 31 Oct - 7.35pm KO - Ospreys v Connacht - Liberty Stadium - PRO12