Ospreys team to play Toulouse

The Ospreys team to play Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday 8th December, KO 14.35 (Local), is as follows:

15 Richard Fussell

14 Ross Jones

13 Andrew Bishop

12 Ashley Beck

11 Eli Walker

10 Dan Biggar

9 Kahn Fotuali’i (Capt)


1 Duncan Jones

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Campbell Johnstone

4 Ian Gough

5 James King

6 Ryan Jones

7 Justin Tipuric

8 Joe Bearman



16 Matthew Dwyer

17 Ryan Bevington

18 Dmitri Arhip

19 Lloyd Peers

20 Sam Lewis

21 Rhys Webb

22 Matthew Morgan

23 Tom Isaacs


Campbell Johnstone makes his Ospreys debut

Ross Jones, Scott Baldwin and James King make their Heineken Cup debuts

Matthew Dwyer, Dmitri Arhip and Lloyd Peers will make their Heineken Cup debuts if they come off the bench


The following players were not considered because of injury:

Alun Wyn Jones – Shoulder

Hanno Dirksen – Knee

Joe Rees – Neck

Jonathan Thomas - Groin

Adam Jones – Knee

Tom Smith – Groin

Aaron Jarvis – Knee

Richard Hibbard – Shoulder

Owen Williams - Hamstring

Ian Evans – Knee

Tom Grabham - Hip


Forwards Coach, Jonathan Humphreys, said:

“To go an take on someone like Toulouse at their ground is one of the toughest asks in European rugby, particularly when we have such a long injury list. We are up against one of the strongest squads in the competition with a budget that you can’t compare to ours, and we know that we are going to have to be at our very best if we hope to get anything out of the game whatsoever.

“What I would say though is that we have a great spirit in this group, a real togetherness, and we will go out there believing in our own ability rather than focusing on what Toulouse are about.

“We are going to have to give probably our best ever display as an Ospreys team if we are going to bring anything back from Toulouse but one thing you can guarantee is that we will give it absolutely everything. The Ospreys spirit is about fighting for the cause, giving everything and never knowing when we are beaten, and that is what you can expect at the weekend.

“We realise that we are going into the game as underdogs but that’s a good place for us to be. We’re looking forward to it, we know that there’ll be Ospreys fans traveling out to support the cause like they always do, and we want to put in the kind of performance that will make them proud of their team.”

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 15 Dec – 13.35KO – Ospreys v Toulouse – Heineken Cup

Wed 26 Dec – 17.30KO – Ospreys v Scarlets – RaboDirect PRO12

Mon 31 Dec – 16.15KO – Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys – RaboDirect PRO12