Ospreys team to play the Scarlets

The Ospreys team to play the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets on Tuesday 26th December 2017, KO 5.35pm, 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



Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said: 

Christmas rugby is all about derby fixtures against your big rivals and with three physical, keenly contested games in 12 days, everybody is really excited about the next couple of weeks.

Weve seen the best of the Ospreys in the Champions Cup this season but we have to forget about that competition now and focus firmly on improving our position in the Guinness PRO14. Scarlets and Dragons away then the Blues home at the start of 2018 is a tough schedule that will test us but we know that weve got to keep rising to the challenge.

These games are always great occasions with big crowds, the kind of games that we all love as players, coaches and supporters. Its important for us to use the momentum weve started building and the energy that comes with these derby matches to drive us on.

For us, its not about local pride, or getting one over local rivals, but ensuring we get a run of performances under our belt that will make the supporters proud and allow us to put ourselves back in contention at the right end of the table.


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

Sat 13 Jan 7.45pm KO Ospreys v Saracens Liberty Stadium - ERCC