Ospreys Team V Bath

The Ospreys team to face Bath in the EDF Energy Cup, at the Recreation Ground on Saturday 7th October kick off at 2.30pm, will be as follows:

The Ospreys team to face Bath in the EDF Energy Cup, at the Recreation Ground on Saturday 7th October – kick off at 2.30pm, will be as follows: -

15 Stefan Terblanche     

14 Richard Mustoe                    

13 Tal Selley

12 James Hook             

11 Jonathan Vaughton               

10 Shaun Connor

9 Jason Spice


8 Jonathan Thomas       

7 Steve Tandy                           

6 Lee Beach

5 Ian Evans                  

4 Lyndon Bateman                    

3 Andrew Millward

2 Barry Williams           

1 Paul James (Capt)     



 16 Huw Bennett            

17 Cai Griffiths                         

18 Mike Powell

19 Alun Wyn Jones       

20 Martin Roberts                     

21 Andrew Bishop

22 Lee Byrne


There will be a late fitness test on Huw Bennett and Ed Shervington is on standby as a replacement


Comment from Head Coach, Lyn Jones:

“There were a lot of positives to take from last weekend’s game, but that was then and we must now look ahead to fixture against a Bath side who will give us an altogether different challenge.  Just because we enjoyed a comfortable win last week we cannot expect just to turn up and expect to win.”

“This week’s preparations have been hugely disrupted due to Wales squad training commitments.  As a result we have brought in a lot of new players, but we have a strong squad and we are confident that the players we have drafted in are more than capable of performing at this level.”

“Bath are a proud team with a strong forward pack and they have always offered a very physical approach to the game of rugby union.  They are unbeaten at home this year with notable victories over Leicester and Worcester in the Guinness Premiership, and although they are finding things much more difficult on the road they are clearly still a confident side at the Rec.  Bath are still in this competition after picking up a bonus point against Bristol and are a well supported side at home.  They will enjoy the benefit of what will be an intimidating environment and we are hugely looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Injury and squad availability news

A number of Wales squad members were not considered for selection due to Wales team training commitments in the lead up to this match 

We have eight players not available for selection: 

Filo Tiatia (broken hand) should be available for Glasgow

Andy Lloyd (medial ligament strain) hopes to be available for selection against Australia on November 1st

Chris Martenko (shoulder reconstruction pre-season) should be available some time in November

Five players will not be available until 2007 – Richard Hibbard (shoulder), Matthew Jones (knee), Tim Evans (knee), Craig Mitchell (knee), and David Bishop (knee)

September/ October Fixtures

Bath v Ospreys (EDF Energy Cup) – Recreation Ground – Saturday 7th October – kick off at 2.30pm

Ospreys v Glasgow (Magners League) – Liberty Stadium – Friday 13th October – kick off at 7.10pm

Ospreys v Sale Sharks (Heineken Cup) – Liberty Stadium – Friday 20th October – kick off at 7.30pm

Stade Francais v Ospreys (Heineken Cup) – Stade Jean-Bouin – Saturday 28th October – kick off at 2.35pm