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Ospreys side to face Scarlets

Guinness PRO12 Editor

23 Dec 2011


The Ospreys team to play the Scarlets on Monday 26th December 2011 at Parc Y Scarlets, kick off at 2.05pm, will be as follows:


15 Barry Davies
14 Tommy Bowe
13 Andrew Bishop
12 Ashley Beck
11 Shane Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Kahn Fotuali’i

1 Paul James
2 Richard Hibbard
3 Adam Jones
4 James King
5 Jonathan Thomas
6 Ryan Jones
7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)
8 Joe Bearman


16 Mefin Davies
17 Ryan Bevington
18 Aaron Jarvis
19 Tom Smith
20 George Stowers
21 Rhys Webb
22 Matthew Morgan
23 Hanno Dirksen

Adam Jones makes his 150th Ospreys appearance

Ian Gough is suspended

The following players were not considered because of injury:

Huw Bennett – Achilles

Ian Evans – Ankle

Richard Fussell – Ankle

Joe Rees – Hamstring

James Goode – Back

Alun Wyn Jones – Foot

Gareth Owen – ACL

Nikki Walker – ACL

Ospreys Director of Coaching, Scott Johnson, commented:

“It’s going to be a real test for us, going down there to a full house to take on a resurgent Scarlets team that has a potent back line. It’s a challenge, but it’s what Christmas is all about, the traditional derby match against your local rivals, and this game is a pretty exciting prospect for everyone.

“There’s always a lot of pride at stake in these derby fixtures, on and off the pitch, and it’s not going to be any different on Monday. You’ve got two teams who will be stinging a little bit after the disappointment of the last two weeks in Europe, but what I can guarantee you is that we are itching to get back into it and want to make the fans proud of this team in a big game that will have all the intensity of Europe.

“Traditionally we’ve hit some kind of form over this period with the players spending a prolonged spell in camp with us. Clearly things have been a little different this year with the December international disrupting things for all the regions, but it’s hugely important for us if we want to cement our place in the play-off spots that we get that consistency into our game.”

Forthcoming fixtures

Sun 1 Jan – Ospreys v Cardiff Blues – Liberty Stadium – RaboDirect PRO12 – 6.30pm

Fri 6 Jan – Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys – Rodney Parade – RaboDirect PRO12 – 7.05pm

Fri 13 Jan – Ospreys v Benetton Treviso – Liberty Stadium – Heineken Cup – 8.00pm

Sun 22 Jan – Biarritz v Ospreys – Parc des Sports Aguilera – Heineken Cup – 2.00pm (Local)