Ospreys team to play Wasps

The Ospreys team to play Wasps at Ricoh Arena on Sunday 5th February 2017, KO 3.00pm, is as follows:

15 Dafydd Howells

14 Jay Baker

13 Joe Thomas

12 Jonathan Spratt

11 Tom OFlaherty

10 Luke Price

9 Matthew Aubrey


1 Rowan Jenkins

2 Scott Otten

3 Rhodri Jones

4 James Ratti

5 Adam Beard

6 Tyler Ardron

7 Joe Bearman

8 Rob McCusker (Capt)



16 Hugh Gustafson

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Daniel Suter

19 Lloyd Ashley

20 Joe Tomalin-Reeves

21 Dan Baker

22 Kieron Fonotia

23 Hanno Dirksen


Joe Bearman and Jonathan Spratt both make their 100th appearance for the Ospreys


Rowan Jenkins makes his first Ospreys start


Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

We are looking forward to what promises to be a real test for us on Sunday. Wasps have had an exceptional season so far, as youd expect from a club of their standing. Whatever team they send out will have plenty of quality about it, and they dont lose there very often, youve got to go back more than a year.

This week will be no different to any other for us. Well prepare the same as any other and focus on ourselves, our preparation, and make sure that everyone who goes out there on Sunday knows what they have to do, where they fit in and what is expected of them.

We had a plan for this period, and for the Anglo-Welsh itself, back at the start of the season. Where we find ourselves in the pool going into the weekend doesnt change that. We want to win every game we play as Ospreys but we also have a focus on player development and, whatever the outcome on Sunday, we know that there are players in this group who have stepped up over the course of the Anglo-Welsh and B&I, and really shown that theyve got the potential to be Ospreys. Thats the most important thing.

Its an important block of the season for us, with internationals away at the Six Nations and some pretty big games coming up with Munster and Glasgow at the Liberty later this month after we go to Zebre for a quick turnaround next Friday. We know what weve got to do in these games, the boys coming in know what its expected of them, and we are going to get on with the job in hand.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 10 Feb 8.00pm (Local) -  Zebre v Ospreys - Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi PRO12

Sat 18 Feb 5.15pm Ospreys v Munster Liberty Stadium PRO12

Sun 26 Feb 1.05pm Ospreys v Glasgow Liberty Stadium PRO12

Fri 3 Mar 7.35pm Edinburgh v Ospreys Myreside PRO12