Coaching duo Dan Griffiths and Ashley Beck have named their team for the Welsh leg of the Premiership Rugby 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday evening.
It’s the first time that the four Welsh regions have competed in the series, with the two teams who finish top of the pile after an evening of fast-moving sevens action going through to the final at Twickenham Stoop on Friday, August 8.
The team will be led by Wales sevens international Ross Jones, while there will be a first appearance in an Ospreys shirt for exciting Wales U18 full-back Morgan Williams, who has signed for the region from RGC 1404 ahead of the new season. Experience is provided by Morgan Allen who has played 41 times for the senior Ospreys team.
Speaking ahead of the evening’s action, which kicks off at 7.15pm with the Ospreys v Cardiff Blues, Griffiths said it had the makings of a fun night out for supporters:
“It’s a great concept and is something that I can really see taking off and building into something special over the next few years” he said.
“Sevens is fast and furious with the games coming thick and fast, there’s never a dull moment. It’s ideal for mates having a summer evening out and there should be a great atmosphere with everyone having a good time.
“From an Ospreys point of view, there is some great young talent on display and it’s a real opportunity for the supporters at the Arms Park on Saturday to get behind some of these boys and to see what they can do in a pressurised environment. They will be representing the region and they know that they have to do the jersey and all it stands for proud.
“We’ll be building up towards Saturday with some tough training sessions over the next few days, and I know that these boys can’t wait to go to Cardiff and show what they are all about. They know that this is a chance for them to make an impression on the senior coaching team who will be there, watching them very closely.”
Tickets for the evening are available to buy now from the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, online at www.ospreysrugby.com/buytickets or via the Ticket Hotline on 0844815 6665.
Season members receive a whopping 50 per cent discount, and can buy adult tickets for just £5 for seated and £4 for standing - just quote your membership number at the time of purchase. Concessions tickets for members are £3 for seated and £2 for standing. Standard adult prices are £10/£8 for standing. Concessions will be £5/£4.
If you intend buying on the night at the venue you can still claim your season members discount - just make sure you have your membership number available to quote at the Arms Park Ticket Office.
Ospreys squad for Premiership Rugby 7s
- Matthew Jenkins
- Evan Yardley
- Jordan Collier
- Morgan Allen
- Ross Jones (Capt)
- Joe Gage
- Morgan Williams
- Kristian Corbisiero
- Chris Williams
- Steff Andrews
- Rob Dudley-Jones
- Joel Matavesi