The Ospreys team to face Perpignan in the Heineken Cup on Saturday 18th October 2008 at the Liberty Stadium, kick off at 3.30pm, will be as follows:-
15 Lee Byrne 14 Tommy Bowe 13 Andrew Bishop 12 James Hook 11 Shane Williams 10 Daniel Biggar 9 Rhys Webb 8 Filo Tiatia 7 Marty Holah 6 Ryan Jones © 5 Ian Evans 4 Alun-wyn Jones 3 Adam Jones 2 Huw Bennett 1 Paul James
Replacements:16 Richard Hibbard 17 Duncan Jones 18 Ian Gough 19 Andrew Lloyd 20 Tom Smith 21 David Bishop 22 Jonny Vaughton
The following players were not considered due to injury:
Ospreys Coach Sean Holley commented:
"We're all looking forward to our first home game in this season's Heineken Cup and playing in front of our biggest crowd of the season, it's going to be a great afternoon of rugby and a tremendous occasion. In our opening Pool match at Leicester last Sunday we showed great character and could have got a lot more than the bonus point we achieved.
"Perpignan have had a very good start to the season and will present a very different proposition for us, but it is a challenge we are looking forward to. They have a strong squad and are one of the wealthiest clubs in the competition with huge ambitions. Traditionally they are a handful up front, they possess an effective kicking and running game so it will be a real test for us.
"We welcome back Huw Bennett and Filo Tiatia in the pack after strong performances off the bench last week. There is real competition for places in the squad, despite some injuries, and the players selected are going into his match knowing that they have the responsibility of keeping hold of the shirt. All the boys are looking forward to coming back to the nest for what is a big game in the context of this Pool, and well aware that a big performance and a win is essential to us if we want to progress to the knockout stages of the tournament."PERPIGNAN have announced a 24 man squad which is as follows: Mas, Freshwater, Pulu, Bozzi, Guirado, Tincu, Geli, Olibeau, Alvarez-Kairélis, Vilaceca, Britz, Perez, Chouly, Vaki, Guiry, Cusiter, Durand, Mélé,Manas, Sid, Planté, Candelon, Porical, Burger Forthcoming fixtures are as follows:
All fixtures are subject to change