Ospreys team to play the Scarlets

The Ospreys team to play the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets, on Saturday 6th May 2017, KO 5.15pm is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Keelan Giles

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Tom Habberfield

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb (Capt)


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Rhodri Jones

4 Bradley Davies

5 Tyler Ardron

6 Sam Underhill

7 Justin Tipuric

8 James King



16 Scott Otten

17 Paul James

18 Dan Suter

19 Lloyd Ashley

20 Dan Baker

21 Brendon Leonard

22 Jonathan Spratt

23 Dafydd Howells


Dan Evans will become the first player in Ospreys history to make 30 appearances in a single season, completing his third consecutive campaign where he has played in every regular season Guinness PRO12 game since joining the Ospreys in 2014


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Dmitri Arhip Shoulder

Ashley Beck Shoulder

Sam Davies - Chest

Hanno Dirksen Knee

Maafu Fia - Knee

Jeff Hassler Achilles

Ben John HIA

Alun Wyn Jones - Shoulder

Dan Lydiate Knee

Rob McCusker Ankle

Brian Mujati - Shoulder

Sam Parry - Neck

James Ratti Shoulder

Eli Walker Back

Owen Watkin Knee



Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented: 

Theres one game to go in the regular season and in this part of the world it doesnt get bigger than Scarlets v Ospreys so Ive no doubt its going to be a great occasion in front of a big crowd.

It was a huge win for us against Ulster last week which put us in control of our destiny and thats all you can ask for after Round 21. We know that we had a bit of a bump in the road through April but the win has given that breathing space and we are heading west aiming to finish the job. We dont want to leave anything to chance.

Whats important to us now is starting to build some momentum. If we are going to extend the season to the end of May in the Aviva, we have to do it the hard way as it will mean three games on the road against sides currently above us in the table. Thats the challenge and we are looking forward to it. You have to enjoy it, these end of season fixtures are why we play the game.

The Scarlets have been the form team in the PRO12 in the latter part of the season and will feel that they are favourites for this one with a big, vocal crowd behind them. Weve got to front up and with a fair bit of travelling support there as always, we want to give them something to shout about.