Ospreys team to play Northampton Saints

The Ospreys team for the ERCC game against Northampton Saints at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday 18th January 2015, KO 5.30pm (UK), is as follows:


15 Dan Evans

14 Aisea Natoga

13 Ashley Beck

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Eli Walker

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb


1 Marc Thomas

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Aaron Jarvis

4 Rynier Bernardo

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 James King

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Tyler Ardron




16 Sam Parry

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Morgan Allen

20 Sam Lewis

21 Martin Roberts

22 Sam Davies

23 Hanno Dirksen


The following players were unavailable for selection through injury:

Dan Baker – Shoulder

Joe Bearman - Groin

Ryan Bevington – Groin

Andrew Bishop - Neck

Jeff Hassler – Ligaments

Duncan Jones - Knee

Lloyd Peers - Ligaments

Nicky Smith – Pectoral muscle

Jonathan Spratt - Knee

De Kock Steenkamp – Achilles


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

When you have the Aviva Premiership champions and current leaders coming to town, then you know its going to be a big occasion. Its do or die for us this weekend as far as Europe is concerned so we know that weve got to go out there and give it everything. If we can get the performance right, then who knows what can happen? All we can do is look after the areas that we can control and hopefully take it down to the final weekend out in Treviso.

One thing we have seen with this group is that they will never give up on anything. Theres a real determination in the squad, a feeling of lets get back to basics and do what weve done effectively all season until recent weeks. Its a young group that has responded well to the challenges theyve faced this season, its learning the hard way at the coal -face, and is determined to represent the jersey in the right way.

Its going to be a great contest between two good teams, something to get excited about. Its the kind of game where the crowd can make a massive difference if they get behind their team. We saw in the first game what passionate support can do, with a 13,000 crowd generating a fantastic atmosphere at Franklins Gardens, and we need our supporters to get behind a young team and play their part on the night.


Forthcoming Fixtures 

Sat 24 Jan 4.15pm KO Benetton Treviso v Ospreys  - ERCC

Sat 31 Jan 3.00pm KO Gloucester v Ospreys LV= Cup

Sat 07 Feb 3.00pm KO Bath v Ospreys LV= Cup