Ospreys team to play Wasps

The Ospreys team to play Wasps at the Liberty Stadium on Friday 10th November 2017, KO 7.30pm, is as follows:

15 Phil Jones

14 Dafydd Howells

13 Tom Williams

12 Kieran Williams

11 Jay Baker

10 Luke Price (Capt)

9 Reuben Morgan-Williams


1 Gareth Thomas

2 Ifan Phillips

3 Rhodri Jones

4 James Ratti

5 Rory Thornton

6 Joe Tomalin-Reeves

7 Will Jones

8 Morgan Morris



16 Hugh Gustafson

17 Rowan Jenkins

18 Alex Jeffries

19 Matthew Dodd

20 Jay Williams

21 Matthew Aubrey

22 Cai Evans

23 Rhys Williams


The following players are making their Ospreys debuts: 

Will Jones (213), Morgan Morris (214) and Tom Williams (215)


The following players are making their first Ospreys starts:

Ifan Phillips, Reuben Morgan-Williams and Kieran Williams


The following players will make their Ospreys debuts if they come off the bench:

Alex Jeffries, Matthew Dodd, Jay Williams, Cai Evans and Rhys Williams


Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, said:

The Anglo-Welsh Cup is an exciting competition, a fantastic opportunity for young players to step up to a higher level and test themselves against new opposition, and everybody is really looking forward to Friday night. 

Theres a real buzz about the place ahead of the game. Its a young group with three debuts in the starting line-up and three first starts, and a stack more waiting to come off the bench for a start. These are boys from the development pathway at the region, looking to shine in an Ospreys shirt at the Liberty, something theyve all been targeting as theyve progressed, some through our academy programme and others via the Premiership.

When you look at some of the young talent coming through on the field it puts into perspective the hard work being done behind the scenes, and the heavy investment made as a region into development structures. Watching these youngsters enjoying being around the environment at Llandarcy, training with senior players, is fantastic. Equally as pleasing is seeing up and coming coaches like Tom Smith, Bish, Fuss and Duncan getting hands on and really enjoying shaping the future of the region they all served so well as players.

I know that supporters love this competition as well, really enjoying seeing the next generation making their first steps as Ospreys. In Wasps, whatever the line-up they send down, we know that well be up against a physical, typically English team with real strength in depth. Its going to be fascinating to see how the team acquits itself and to see who will put their hand up to be involved in the PRO14 later this month,


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 17 Nov 7.15pm KO Cardiff Blues v Ospreys Arms Park AW

Sun 26 Nov 1.00pm KO Ospreys v Glasgow Liberty Stadium - PRO14

Sat 2 Dec 5.30pm KO Munster v Ospreys Irish Independent Park PRO14

Sat 9 Dec 5.30pm KO Northampton Saints v Ospreys Franklins Gardens - ERCC