Ospreys team to play Saracens

The Ospreys team to play Saracens at the HAC on Thursday 23rd August 2018, KO 6.00pm, is as follows:


15 Dan Evans

14 George North

13 Scott Williams

12 Owen Watkin

11 Tom Williams

10 Sam Davies

9 Aled Davies 


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Tom Botha

4 Adam Beard

5 Bradley Davies

6 Sam Cross

7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)

8 James King



16 Scott Otten

17 Rhodri Jones

18 Alex Jeffries

19 Giorgi Nemsadze

20 Ifan Phillips

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Luke Price

23 Luke Morgan

- Lloyd Ashley

- James Ratti

- Guido Volpi

- Matthew Aubrey

- Hanno Dirksen

- Cory Allen

- Joe Thomas

- James Hook


(- denotes unnumbered jersey)


Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

Weve had a great week in Portugal that has enabled us to really focus in on our preparation for the new season. This game, against a top quality outfit, allows us to test ourselves and see exactly where we are a week out from the first game of the season. With pre-season you are looking at specific areas of your game, things weve worked on in training, different combinations and individual players, with the prospect of the opening weekend of the new campaign front and centre in our thoughts.

Weve got two of last seasons PRO14 quarter-finalists at the Liberty over the first two weekends, followed by an away tie against a losing semi-finalist. That means we have to be ready from the first whistle of Round 1 and this game is an important stepping stone.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 31 Aug  7.35pm KO  Ospreys v Edinburgh  Liberty Stadium

Sat 8 Sep  5.30pm KO  Ospreys v Cheetahs  Liberty Stadium 

Fri 14 Sep  7.35pm KO  Munster v Ospreys  Irish Independent Park

Sat 22 Sep  7.35pm KO - Ospreys v Benetton Rugby  Liberty Stadium