Ospreys team to play Pau

The Ospreys team to play Pau at Stade Municipal de Hameau on Saturday 19th January 2019, KO 2.00pm (local), is as follows:


15 Dan Evans

14 Keelan Giles

13 Johnny Kotze

12 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler

11 Luke Morgan

10 Sam Davies 

9 Harri Morgan


1 Gareth Thomas

2 Sam Parry (Capt)

3 Gheorghe Gajion

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Will Griffiths

6 Rob McCusker

7 Sam Cross

8 James King 



16 Scott Otten

17 Rowan Jenkins

18 Alex Jeffries  

19 Giorgi Nemsadze

20 Will Jones

21 Mathew Aubrey

22 Luke Price

23 Hanno Dirksen


Gheorghe Gajion and Will Griffiths make their first Ospreys starts

Harri Morgan makes his first European competition start


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury: 

Dan Baker – Knee; Adam Beard – HIA; Tom Botha – Stinger; Bradley Davies – Knee; Ma’afu Fia – Achilles; Rhodri Jones - Shoulder; Lesley Klim – Hamstring; Dan Lydiate – Elbow; Nicky Smith - Ankle; Kieran Williams - Groin


Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

"Bottom line, we were disappointed with our accuracy last week and the result makes qualification from the group extremely slim.

"We've made the decision to rest our international players selected for Wales which provides an opportunity for the boys to blend as a team in preparation for four important fixtures during the Six Nations period.

"Playing in France is always testing and we expect the same on Saturday against Pau, no matter what team they select. For some players who haven't had much game time it's a great chance to put their hand up for selection next week."


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 24 Jan – 7.35pm – Glasgow v Ospreys – Scotstoun

Fri 15 Feb – 7.35pm – Ospreys v Ulster – Morganstone Brewery Field

Fri 22 Feb – 7.35pm – Ospreys v Munster – Liberty Stadium

Sat 2 Mar – 2.45pm – Connacht v Ospreys, Sportsground