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Ospreys name side for Treviso game

Guinness PRO12 Editor

16 Sep 2011


The Ospreys team to play Benetton Treviso at Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Saturday 17th September 2011, kick off at 3.00pm (local time) will be as follows:

15 Richard Fussell
14 Tom Isaacs
13 Sonny Parker
12 Andrew Bishop
11 Hanno Dirksen
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb
1 Duncan Jones
2 Mefin Davies
3 Cai Griffiths
4 Ian Gough
5 Ian Evans
6 Tom Smith
7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)
8 Jonathan Thomas
Replacements from:
Scott Baldwin
Aaron Jarvis
Joe Rees
James Goode
James King
Morgan Allen
Matthew Morgan
Kristian Phillips
Barry Davies

The following players were not considered because of injury:
Craig Cross – Knee
Tom Prydie – ACL
Gareth Owen – ACL
Nikki Walker – Medial Ligament
Ross Jones – Ankle
Joe Bearman – Minor abdominal strain
Ashley Beck – Shoulder

Forwards Coach, Jonathan Humphreys, commented:
“After two home wins we’re back on the road facing a difficult opponent who are always a tough nut to crack, particularly at home. There’s a lot of good things that we can take from the last two matches but equally, there are plenty of areas where we didn’t hit the standards we expect and so we’ve been focusing on getting that right in training this week.

“There’s a good feeling among the group at the moment but it’s important not to get carried away. Yes, it’s two from two, but that’s all it is and there’s a lot of rugby to be played yet for this group of players. If we keep working hard, concentrate on the basics, and everybody knows and understands their roles, then there’s no reason that we can’t continue to pick up wins, but that won’t happen if people don’t put in the work in training during the week.”