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Ospreys team to face Munster

Guinness PRO12 Editor

22 Apr 2011


The Ospreys team to play Munster at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday 23rd April 2011, kick off at 6.30pm, has been announced.

15 Lee Byrne
14 Nikki Walker
13 Tommy Bowe
12 James Hook
11 Richard Fussell
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb

1 Ryan Bevington
2 Richard Hibbard
3 Adam Jones
4 Ian Gough
5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)
6 Justin Tipuric
7 Marty Holah
8 Jonathan Thomas


16 Huw Bennett
17 Paul James
18 Duncan Jones
19 Ryan Jones
20 Jerry Collins
21 Mike Phillips
22 Andrew Bishop
23 Sonny Parker

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Jonathan Spratt – ACL
Gareth Owen – Knee
Morgan Allen – Ankle
Tom Prydie – ACL
Jamie Nutbrown – Shoulder
Craig Cross – Hamstring
Ben John – Wrist
Shane Williams – Knee
Craig Mitchell – Shoulder
Ben Thomas – Knee
Richard Kelly – Lower leg

Forwards Coach Jonathan Humphreys commented:

“We wanted to freshen things up a little bit in terms of selection, there are some boys who have performed well who we felt deserve a chance in a game like this. We’re disappointed with how things went against the Dragons and we believe that these guys can really put a spring in our step for a game that has so much riding on it.

“It’s the time of year when it’s all or nothing, we have to get two wins and hope that the Dragons can continue to perform like they did against us. If that happens, then we’ll be in the play-offs, but it’s going to be tough.

“We know what we need to do, and we know that we have to keep clear heads, focus on doing the basics right and be professional. If we do that, the rest should fall into place.”

Forthcoming fixtures

Fri 6 May – Aironi V Ospreys – Stadio Luigi Zaffanella – Magners League – 7.05pm (UK time)