Ospreys team to play Stade Francais

The Ospreys team to play Stade Francais at Stade Jean Bouin on Friday 14th December 2018, KO 8.45pm (local time), is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Hanno Dirksen

13 Johnny Kotze

12 Cory Allen

11 Keelan Giles

10 James Hook

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Rhodri Jones

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Tom Botha

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 James King

6 Olly Cracknell (Capt)

7 Sam Cross

8 Rob McCusker



16 Sam Parry

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Gheorghe Gajion

19 Will Griffiths

20 Guido Volpi

21 Harri Morgan

22 Cai Evans

23 Joe Thomas


Gheorghe Gajion and Will Griffiths will make their Ospreys debuts if they come off the bench


Johnny Kotze makes his European competition debut


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Dan Baker – Knee; Bradley Davies – Knee; Paul James – Shoulder; Lesley Klim – Hamstring; Dan Lydiate – Elbow; Ifan Phillips – Ankle; Luke Price- Fractured tibia; Nicky Smith - Ankle


Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said: 

“We are expecting the return game in Paris, against Stade Francais, to be a difficult challenge.

“The team selected is one that we believe strongly in, and feel that it has what it takes to deliver this weekend. We've got plenty of experience through the spine of the team, and some exciting young talent that is determined to perform on the big stage. It is vital that we utilise the squad as best we can to enable us to achieve our on field goals for the season and in growing the depth of our squad for the longer term.

“It was important to get this phase of the season off to a positive start last Saturday but now we need to build on it in the Stade Jean-Bouin on Friday night."


Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 22 Dec – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Scarlets – Liberty Stadium

Sun 30 Dec – 3.00pm – Dragons v Ospreys – Rodney Parade

Sat 5 Jan – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Cardiff Blues – Liberty Stadium

Sat 12 Jan – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Worcester Warriors