Ospreys V Glasgow

The Ospreys team to face Glasgow Warriors, in the Celtic League "€" Liberty Stadium "€" Saturday 8th April "€" kick off at 5.30pm, will be as follows: -

The Ospreys team to face Glasgow Warriors, in the Celtic League – Liberty Stadium – Saturday 8th April – kick off at 5.30pm, will be as follows: -

15         Stefan Terblanche

14         Richard Mustoe

13         Sonny Parker

12         Gavin Henson              

11         Shane Williams           

10         Shaun Connor

9          Jason Spice                 

1          Duncan Jones (Captain)           

2          Huw Bennett

3          Adam Jones 

4          Alun-Wyn Jones           

5          Ian Evans           

6          Jonathan Thomas          

7          Steve Tandy

8          James Bater


16         Richard Hibbard – Front Row

17         Andrew Millward – Front Row

18         Lyndon Bateman

19         Des Dillon

20         Martin Roberts                    

21         James Hook

22         Andrew Bishop

Comment from Head Coach, Lyn Jones:

"I was reasonably satisfied with the effort shown by the players in last weeks defeat at StradeyPark.  The progress we are showing is gradual, but it was an improvement on our previous outings away from home this year against other Welsh regions and that is pleasing”

“However, as we have said all year it is vital to win your home games, and Glasgow Warriors present us with a different challenge.  They will have confidence with several of their starting fifteen having represented Scotland in their successful Six Nations campaign.  Players such as Dan Parks, John Petrie and Andrew Henderson were all prominent in Scotland’s success, and I am sure they will be looking to bring that form into the regional fixtures”

“Glasgow play a fast open game, offloading well in the tackle, and they have always been a difficult side to beat.  It should be an entertaining spectacle for the supporter and with us having played a lot of our rugby this season on a Sunday it is great to have a fixture in a more traditional Saturday spot”

Injury and squad availability news 

We currently have nine players unavailable: -

 Leigh Davies has a knee injury and will be out for about a week

Andy Lloyd (head), Adrian Cashmore (back) and Richard Pugh (back) have injuries which are under ongoing assessment

Barry Williams and Paul James have had vertebrae disk surgery.  They remain on track to return next month

Lee Beach has a broken bone in his foot and will not play again this season

Brent Cockbain (hamstring), David Bishop (knee) and Ryan Jones (shoulder) have begun rehabilitation but will not play again this season

April Fixtures

Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors – Liberty Stadium – Saturday 8th April – kick off at 5.30pm

Ospreys v Scarlets – Liberty Stadium – Tuesday 18th April – kick off at 7.10pm

14/15/ 16 April – Free Weekend (2)

Leinster v Ospreys – Donnybrook – 28/ 29/ 30 April – Exact date still to be confirmed