Ospreys team to play Ulster

The Ospreys team to play Ulster at Kingspan Stadium on Friday 13th April 2018, 7.35pm KO is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 Jeff Hassler

13 Kieron Fonotia

12 Owen Watkin

11 Hanno Dirksen

10 Dan Biggar

9 Tom Habberfield


1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Otten

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Bradley Davies

5 Adam Beard

6 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

7 Sam Cross

8 James King



16 Ifan Phillips

17 Rhodri Jones

18 Maafu Fia

19 Lloyd Ashley

20 Guy Mercer

21 Matthew Aubrey

22 Sam Davies

23 James Hook


Alun Wyn Jones makes his 150th Championship appearance


The following players are unavailable for selection due to injury:

Cory Allen Pectoral

Scott Baldwin - Foot

Dan Baker Knee

Ashley Beck - Hamstring

Josh Cole Knee

Olly Cracknell - Shoulder

Keelan Giles Knee

Hugh Gustafson - Achilles

Dafydd Howells - Shoulder

Paul James Shoulder

Ben John HIA

Will Jones Ankle

Dan Lydiate Bicep

Rob McCusker - Calf

Brian Mujati Shoulder

Sam Parry - Chest

Gareth Thomas - Shoulder

Rory Thornton Shoulder

Rhys Webb Knee


Justin Tipuric and Tom Williams are in Australia with Wales 7s at the Commonwealth Games


Interim Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

Weve had some really positive results and performances at the Liberty Stadium in recent weeks that have put us in a position where we are firmly in control of our own destiny. The challenge for us now is to keep that going with three difficult away games coming up to end the regular season but we know the reward that is there for us potentially.

Collectively we have the utmost respect for Ulster. They picked up an impressive win last weekend and they have their own reasons for needing the victory. Its an important game for both teams.

We know what we have to do, every game is crucial now, but we have to enjoy the challenge. The outlook in the squad is positive, theres a collective belief in what we are trying to do, and an understanding of what in in store for us in Belfast on Friday night. Its going to be tough, therell be a big passionate crowd there as there always is, and we fully respect the challenge ahead.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 21 Apr 6.45pm KO (Local) Zebre v Ospreys Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

Sat 28 Apr 5.35pm KO Cardiff Blues v Ospreys Principality Stadium