Ospreys team to face Glasgow Warriors

Guinness PRO12 Editor

27 Oct 2011


News, Ospreys

The Ospreys team to play Glasgow Warriors at Firhill on Friday 28th October 2011, kick off at 7.05pm, will be as follows:

15 Richard Fussell
14 Tommy Bowe
13 Sonny Parker
12 Andrew Bishop
11 Eli Walker
10 Matthew Morgan
9 Rhys Webb

1 Duncan Jones
2 Mefin Davies
3 Cai Griffiths
4 Ian Gough
5 Ian Evans
6 Tom Smith
7 Joe Bearman
8 Jonathan Thomas (Capt)

16 Richard Hibbard
17 Aaron Jarvis
18 Ryan Bevington
19 James King
20 George Stowers
21 Kahn Fotuali’i
22 Ashley Beck
23 Hanno Dirksen

Eli Walker makes his first RaboDirect PRO12 start
George Stowers and Kahn Fotuali’i will make their Ospreys debuts if they come off the bench

The following players were not considered because of injury:
James Goode – Groin
Gareth Owen – ACL
Nikki Walker – Medial Ligament
Dan Biggar – Shin

Director of Coaching, Scott Johnson, commented:
“It’s good to be able to go into this period of the season with six from six, but we realise that the hard work that got us to the top of the table will count for nothing if we don’t follow it up with more hard work, effort and good performances.

“We have a big two months ahead of us, with some huge PRO12 games, Europe, and Welsh derbies, so it’s an exciting time to be an Osprey, be it as a player, coach or supporter. We are looking to get the right blend over the next few weeks, between rewarding boys who’ve done so well in the opening weeks and introducing players coming into the environment from the World Cup. It’s not easy, it’s another challenge, but if the attitude and desire is right, then we can have a big impact in this period.

“It’s going to be tough, it will be a challenge, it always is against Glasgow, and we are going to have to be at the top of our game if we are going to get something out of it. The boys will need to prepare properly, be focused, pay attention to detail, know their roles and get the basics right. Do that and the performance will follow.”

Forthcoming fixtures
Sat 5 Nov – Ospreys v Scarlets – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.30pm
Sat 12 Nov – Ospreys v Biarritz – Liberty Stadium – Heineken Cup – 3.40pm
Sat 19 Nov – Benetton Treviso V Ospreys – Stadio Comunale di Monigo – Heineken Cup – 2.30pm
Sat 26 Nov – Connacht v Ospreys – The Sportsground – RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm
Sat 3 Dec – Ospreys v Munster – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm