Ospreys Team V Dragons

The Ospreys team to face the Dragons in the Magners League at Rodney Parade "€" Tuesday 8th May, kick off at 7.35pm, will be as follows: -

  15 Lee Byrne 14 Nikki Walker/ Jonathan Vaughton 13 Sonny Parker 12 Andrew Bishop/ James Hook 11 Shane Williams 10 James Hook/ Shaun Connor
9 Jason Spice

8 Jonathan Thomas/ Andy Lloyd 7 Richard Pugh 6 Andy Lloyd/ Lee Beach 5 Alun Wyn Jones 4 Brent Cockbain/ Mike Powell 3 Adam Jones/ Andrew Millward
2 Barry Williams 1 Duncan Jones/ Paul James (whomever is selected will be Captain)

Replacements will be selected on matchday once the fitness tests are completed


Brent Cockbain is suffering from a dead and will face a late fitness test tomorrow morning, along with Filo Tiatia (hamstring), James Hook (head), Nikki Walker (knee), Jonathan Thomas (shoulder), Adam Jones (ankle), Duncan Jones (leg)  

Comment from Head Coach, Lyn Jones:    "€œWe need to quickly move on after last Fridays match.  The referee was unhappy with some aspects of our discipline and it is true to say we lacked our usual accuracy.  Tuesdays match will be officiated by Nigel Owens, which should make for a more positive contest at the breakdown as Nigel is now one of the best referees on the circuit. "€  

"€œOur Magners league position is now much clearer and we must now beat Borders and The Dragons to have any chance of finishing on top.  To beat the Dragons we will have to play to our full potential as we did for most of last Fridays match.  To get the win will be easier said than done as they are the same as all Magners League teams in that they have a good home record.  We have never beaten them at Rodney Parade so we will certainly not underestimate the task that awaits us."€  

Injury and squad availability news Seven players are definitely unavailable for selection due to injury:  

Stefan Terblanche (medial ligament) and Gavin Henson will be fit to play a part in the match against the Borders  

Ryan Jones is out for another week with a niggling shoulder injury  

Steve Tandy"€™s (pectoral muscle reattachment0 and Lyndon Bateman (shoulder de-compression ) face a four month and three month rehabilitation period  

Ian Evans (shoulder), and David Bishop (knee) will not be available to play again this season, but both are progressing well with their recovery