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Ospreys team to face Glasgow

Guinness PRO12 Editor

4 Mar 2011


The Ospreys team to play Glasgow at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday 5th March 2011, kick off at 5.30pm, will be as follows:

15 Richard Fussell
14 Tom Prydie
13 Sonny Parker
12 Ashley Beck
11 Hanno Dirksen
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb

1 Ryan Bevington
2 Richard Hibbard
3 Cai Griffiths
4 Ian Gough
5 Ian Evans
6 Tom Smith
7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)
8 Jonathan Thomas

16 Mefin Davies
17 Duncan Jones
18 Adam Jones
19 James King
20 Jerry Collins
21 Jamie Nutbrown
22 Dai Flanagan
23 Andrew Bishop

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Jonathan Spratt – ACL
Conor McInerney – Knee
Marty Holah – Ribs
Gareth Owen – Knee
Morgan Allen – Ankle
Eli Walker – Shoulder
Joe Rees – Calf
Scott Baldwin – Ribs

9 players were unavailable on international duty

Head Coach, Sean Holley, commented:

“Our speed of ball is really good at the moment, our ball presentation and the way Rhys is getting the ball away, and Daniel is moving onto the ball. It’s showing that we are a potent threat, scoring tries. I see Glasgow coming down and trying to spoil us at that tackle area and harassing us. They are a very dangerous team when they want to be, they’ve got quick players.

Colin Gregor is a good half back who’s very tricky, and a young goal kicking 10 (Duncan Weir), and a bit of experience up front.

“They are always a difficult proposition. We drew 9-all with them at this period last year, so they can make it really sticky for you, and this week we’ve been about showing the utmost respect, as we have done with Connacht and Treviso, and getting the job done.

“This group is pretty grounded. They know they’ve got a job to do this weekend, and they are focussed on getting on with it.

They know how important it is, this is an essential block to do well in the Magners, and we can either undo a lot of good work on Saturday, or we can sit pretty and be confident moving forward to the last part of the season.”