Ospreys Wish Their Lions Bon Voyage

The Ospreys squad hosted a post-training barbecue at their Llandarcy HQ on Wednesday afternoon, to wish their Lions contingent good luck as they prepare to meet up with the touring squad next Monday.

It marked the last time that the squad were all together before the end of the season, with a 23-man squad heading off to Munster on Thursday, so the group enjoyed a few hours of social time, away from their usual environment of the rugby pitch and the gym.

It also gave the players time to say their farewells to Filipo Levi, who leaves the Ospreys after arriving in the region earlier in February on a short-term contract, and to Conditioning Coach Mike McGurn, who recently confirmed that he too would be leaving the Ospreys at the end of the season.

It was one of the Ospreys Lions who took control of the catering, with Shane Williams joining Kit Man Roy Evans at the helm to dish out burgers and steaks to his grateful teammates.

Ospreys Head Coach Sean Holley said:

"It was the last training session where the whole group would be together, so we wanted to just spend some time together, to be able to wish the Lions good luck, congratulate the boys in the Wales squad on their achievements, and just to say our thanks to Filipo and Mike for their efforts during their time as Ospreys.

"It's always good for the group to enjoy each others company away from their usual rugby environment. Although the sun wasn't shining for us today, the barbecue was a success; Shane's efforts certainly didn't go unnoticed, even if we were expecting a fire engine to turn up at anytime there was so much smoke."