Ospreys team to play Ulster

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
12 April 2018

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The Ospreys team to play Ulster at Kingspan Stadium on Friday 13th April 2018, 7.35pm KO is as follows:

Alun Wyn Jones

OSPREYS

15 Dan Evans
14 Jeff Hassler
13 Kieron Fonotia
12 Owen Watkin
11 Hanno Dirksen
10 Dan Biggar
9 Tom Habberfield

1 Nicky Smith
2 Scott Otten
3 Dmitri Arhip
4 Bradley Davies
5 Adam Beard
6 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)
7 Sam Cross
8 James King

REPLACEMENTS

16 Ifan Phillips
17 Rhodri Jones
18 Ma’afu Fia
19 Lloyd Ashley
20 Guy Mercer
21 Matthew Aubrey
22 Sam Davies
23 James Hook

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The following players are unavailable for selection due to injury

Cory Allen – Pectoral
Scott Baldwin – Foot
Dan Baker – Knee
Ashley Beck – Hamstring
Josh Cole – Knee
Olly Cracknell – Shoulder
Keelan Giles – Knee
Hugh Gustafson – Achilles
Dafydd Howells – Shoulder
Paul James – Shoulder
Ben John – HIA
Will Jones – Ankle
Dan Lydiate – Bicep
Rob McCusker – Calf
Brian Mujati – Shoulder
Sam Parry – Chest
Gareth Thomas – Shoulder
Rory Thornton – Shoulder
Rhys Webb – Knee

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Interim Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

“We’ve had some really positive results and performances at the Liberty Stadium in recent weeks that have put us in a position where we are firmly in control of our own destiny. The challenge for us now is to keep that going with three difficult away games coming up to end the regular season but we know the reward that is there for us potentially.

“Collectively we have the utmost respect for Ulster. They picked up an impressive win last weekend and they have their own reasons for needing the victory. It’s an important game for both teams.

“We know what we have to do, every game is crucial now, but we have to enjoy the challenge. The outlook in the squad is positive, there’s a collective belief in what we are trying to do, and an understanding of what in in store for us in Belfast on Friday night. It’s going to be tough, there’ll be a big passionate crowd there as there always is, and we fully respect the challenge ahead.”

Forthcoming Fixtures
Fri 21 Apr – 6.45pm KO (Local) – Zebre v Ospreys – Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Sat 28 Apr – 5.35pm KO – Cardiff Blues v Ospreys – Principality Stadium

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