Ospreys team to play Northampton Saints

The Ospreys team to play Northampton Saints at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday 17th December 2017, KO 3.15pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Ben John

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 Owen Watkin

11 Jeff Hassler

10 Sam Davies

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Bradley Davies

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 Dan Lydiate

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Olly Cracknell



16 Scott Otten

17 Paul James

18 Maafu Fia

19 Adam Beard

20 Rob McCusker

21 Rhys Webb

22 Dan Biggar

23 Ashley Beck


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury

Cory Allen Knee

Dan Baker Knee

Keelan Giles Knee

Dafydd Howells Shoulder

James King - Shoulder

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Sam Parry Ankle

Rory Thornton Shoulder

Eli Walker Back

Kieran Williams Ankle

Tom Williams - Forearm


Hanno Dirksen is suspended for one week following his red card in last weekends game


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

Our performances so far in this pool mean that at the halfway stage we are definitely still in contention. In the first two rounds we put in big efforts but youd say we didnt get what our efforts deserved and had to settle for three points from the two games. However, thanks to a fantastic first hour in Northampton we were able to come away with five deserved points, and then the Saracens and Clermont result means that there is everything to play for.

We know that Northampton will be fired up for this and will want to set the record straight so we have to be ready for that and make sure we match them every inch of the way. It would be dangerous for anyone to assume that because we won last week then its going to be straightforward on Sunday. Rugby doesnt work like that, these double headers dont work like that. 

The world class quality that Northampton have throughout their squad speaks for itself as does the quality tries they scored against us last week so if we arent at our best well be in real trouble.

Last weekends game would have been great to watch as a supporter and this one is set up to be a cracker again. We just have to make sure that we get what we from the game to allow us to come back to Europe in January, playing Saracens at the Liberty, with everything still at stake.


Forthcoming Fixtures

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

Sat 6 Jan 3.15pm KO Ospreys v Cardiff Blues Liberty Stadium PRO14

12/13/14 Jan TBC Ospreys v Saracens Liberty Stadium - ERCC