Ospreys v Southern Kings Team Announcement

The Ospreys team to play Southern Kings at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea on Saturday 9th November K.O 3pm has been named. 

Young Cai Evans maintains his position at fullback with Dirksen on one wing and Lesley Klim, making his first Ospreys start, on the other. Thomas-Wheeler and Scott Williams partner up once more in midfield, while Luke Price picks up a new half-back partnership with Shaun Venter returning from injury at scrum-half. 

Scott Otten starts at hooker with Rhodri Jones and Tom Botha packing down alongside him. An unchanged second row sees Marvin Orie line up alongside Lloyd Ashley, with Dan Lydiate on the blindside as captain next to Olly Cracknell. Young Morgan Morris comes into the starting lineup at number eight. 

Starting XV
15. Cai Evans
14. Hanno Dirksen
13. Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler
12. Scott Williams
11. Lesley Klim
10. Luke Price
9. Shaun Venter

1.Rhodri Jones
2.Scott Otten
3. Tom Botha
4.Marvin Orie
5. Lloyd Ashley
6. Dan Lydiate ©
7.Olly Cracknell
8. Morgan Morris 

16. Sam Parry
17. Gareth Thomas
18. Ma’afu Fia
19. Guido Volpi
20. Sam Cross
21.Matthew Aubrey
22. James Hook
23. Tom Williams

Lesley Klim makes his first Ospreys start. 

The following players were unavailable for selection:
Adam Beard, Aled Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Bradley Davies, George North, Nicky Smith, Justin Tipuric and Owen Watkin.

The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:
Gareth Anscombe
Harri Morgan
Cory Allen  
Dan Evans
James King
Rhys Henry
Ben Glynn
Luke Morgan
Keelan Giles 

Forthcoming Fixtures:
Saturday 16th November – 5:30pm – Ospreys v Munster, Liberty Stadium.
Saturday 23rd November – 1pm – Saracens v Ospreys, Allianz Park. 
Saturday 30th November – 7:35pm – Ospreys v Cheetahs, The Gnoll. 

Head Coach, Allen Clarke:
“It’s an important week for us as a club to show what we stand for. We've had a good training week and the intent is to be the best version of ourselves."