Ospreys team to play Stade Francais

The Ospreys team to play Stade Francais at Principality Stadium, on Sunday 2nd April 2017, KO 5.45pm is as follows:

15 Sam Davies

14 Keelan Giles

13 Ashley Beck

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Dan Evans

10 Dan Biggar

9 Rhys Webb (Capt)


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Brian Mujati

4 Lloyd Ashley

5 Rory Thornton

6 Sam Underhill

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Dan Baker



16 Sam Parry

17 Paul James

18 Maafu Fia

19 Tyler Ardron

20 James King

21 Olly Cracknell

22 Kieron Fonotia

23 Tom Habberfield


The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury: 

Dmitri Arhip Shoulder

Adam Beard Elbow

Bradley Davies Knee

Hanno Dirksen - Knee

Jeff Hassler Achilles

Ben John HIA

Alun Wyn Jones - Shoulder

Dan Lydiate Knee

Rob McCusker Ankle

James Ratti - Shoulder

Eli Walker Back

Owen Watkin Knee

Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

Were at the stage of the season, and of this competition, where every game counts, starting with Sunday. This is knockout rugby and whats happened before this weekend is irrelevant, its about the performance we put in on Sunday night.

You cant guarantee outcomes but what we can control is our own performance. If individuals are on top of their detail and their roles and responsibilities, if they have done their prep and have a clear understanding of what is expected of them, and go into the game with the right mindset, then the performance will follow. Anything can happen on the night then.

Were excited about going up against Stade at the weekend. They had a big win over Toulon last weekend which answers any questions anyone may have about their mindset after the recent merger talks. They have quality across the park, an immensely physical pack and strength in depth in every position so you cant look to isolate individual threats, youve got to focus on your own job.

Theres plenty of quality in our squad as well and we are welcoming back into the team individuals who have shown they can do it at the highest level, quality players and proven leaders. Its going to be a real contest and were looking forward to it, while understanding there has to be big improvements on last time out.

We hope that therell be plenty of supporters up in Cardiff at a world class facility to watch what should be a great game and, we hope, to be a part of a day to remember for the Ospreys.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 8 Apr 3.00pm Ospreys v Leinster Liberty Stadium PRO12

Sat 15 Apr 2.45pm Cardiff Blues v Ospreys Principality Stadium PRO12

Sat 29 Apr 3.00pm Ospreys v Ulster Liberty Stadium PRO12

Sat 6 May 5.15pm Scarlets v Ospreys Parc y Scarlets PRO12