Gareth Thomas

Thomas set for 100th Osprey Cap

The Ospreys have named their team to face Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday 8th October for round four of the BKT United Rugby Championship, K.O 7:35pm.

Gareth Thomas will make his 100th appearance for the Ospreys on Saturday evening. Huw Sutton joins him in the pack and will make his first start for the Ospreys. Dewi Lake and Tom Botha line up alongside Thomas with Rhys Davies partnering Sutton. Will Griffiths and Jac Morgan form the back-row alongside Captain Dan Lydiate.

Reuben Morgan Williams and Stephen Myler form the half back pairing with Keelan Giles, Luke Morgan and Max Nagy forming the back three. Michael Collins and Owen Watkin line up in the centre.

Off the bench, Scott Baldwin, Tom Botha and Rhys Henry provide the front row cover with Jack Regan and Morgan Morris completing the pack. Rhys Webb, Jack Walsh and Joe Hawkins complete the matchday 23. 

15. Max Nagy

14. Luke Morgan

13. Owen Watkin

12. Michael Collins

11. Keelan Giles

10. Stephen Myler

9. Reuben Morgan Williams


1.Gareth Thomas

2. Dewi Lake

3. Tom Botha

4. Rhys Davies

5. Huw Sutton

6. Will Griffiths

7. Jac Morgan

8. Dan Lydiate ©


16. Scott Baldwin

17. Nicky Smith

18. Rhys Henry

19. Jack Regan

20. Morgan Morris

21. Rhys Webb

22. Jack Walsh

23. Joe Hawkins

Head Coach Toby Booth said: “You know what to expect at Kingspan and you know exactly what you need to be when you go there. They are a very hostile crowd in a good way and very supportive for their team. We’ve talked about creating our own energy and our own vibe to go there and like certain places if you don’t turn up with the right attitude and the right mental constitution you end up losing before you’ve even got off the bus. That’s the first challenge.

The second challenge is we want to impose ourselves and carry on the performance momentum we’ve shown so far this season. We’ve got a lot to be positive about and we’re respectful about what we’re walking in to.”