Ospreys vs Cardiff Rugby: Ones to Watch

It’s a massive fixture in the race for the playoffs as we host our Welsh rivals, Cardiff Rugby, at the Dunraven Brewery Field.

Cardiff have been playing well so far this season, so let’s take a look at some of the players behind their good form in this week’s Ones to Watch.


Mason Grady

A 6’5 utility back, Grady is a match up nightmare when looking at size alone. Couple that frame, with electric pace and some quality ball handling skills and you can see why he made Wales’ World Cup squad in the summer.

The 21-year-old burst onto the test rugby scene during the 2023 Six Nations and will be hoping to add to his seven caps.

A trivia fact about Grady - he is the brother of ex-Osprey and Wales international, Cory Allen.


Tomos Williams

Williams has 53 caps for Wales so far and it’s easy to see why. He picked up the POTM award in Cardiff’s Judgement Day win and posed a constant threat throughout the game.

Williams possesses unique a skillset of silky handling and sneaky footwork, with his history as a basketball player providing a key influence behind his style.


Lopeti Timani

An ex-Australian international, Timani made 12 appearances for the Wallabies before switching his allegiance back to his home country of Tonga in 2021.

Timani plied his trade in France with La Rochelle and Toulon before making the move to Cardiff ahead of the 22/23 season.

Timani brings a physical presence to Cardiff whilst also possessing an impressive work-rate, lineout prowess and solid ball-handling ability.