Ospreys team to play Munster

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
13 September 2018

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The Ospreys team to play Munster at Irish Independent Park on Friday 14h September 2018, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:

James Hook

OSPREYS​​

15 James Hook
14 Tom Williams
13 Joe Thomas
12 Cory Allen
11 Luke Morgan
10 Sam Davies
9 Tom Habberfield

1 Rhodri Jones
2 Scott Baldwin
3 Tom Botha
4 Giorgi Nemsadze
5 Adam Beard
6 Olly Cracknell (Capt)
7 Morgan Morris
8 Sam Cross

REPLACEMENTS

16 Ifan Phillips
17 Nicky Smith
18 Alex Jeffries
19 James Ratti
20 Guido Volpi
21 Matthew Aubrey
22 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler
23 Hanno Dirksen

Luke Morgan makes his Guinness PRO14 debut
Morgan Morris makes his first PRO14 start
Guido Volpi will make his Ospreys debut if he comes off the bench

The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Lloyd Ashley – Shoulder
Dan Baker – Knee
Gheorghe Gajion – Hamstring
Keelan Giles – Knee
Paul James – Shoulder
Will Jones – Shoulder
Lesley Klim – Hamstring
Rob McCusker – Calf
Sam Parry – Bicep
Luke Price- Fractured tibia
Gareth Thomas – Shoulder
Scott Williams – Hamstring

Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

”It’s been a good start to the campaign with two home wins. Munster away presents a different challenge, particularly as we’ve made changes to the team.

“Squad management is important but so too is player opportunity. Selection represents what we’ve observed throughout pre-season and provides individuals an opportunity to be tested against a quality team.

“The players coming in have earned our trust and the right to wear the shirt; they fully understand the level of performance expected of them on Friday night. As a club it’s important for us to show progress and grow collectively, recognising the tests ahead and the demands of the season schedule.”

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 22 Sep – 7.35pm KO – Ospreys v Benetton Rugby – Liberty Stadium
Sat 29 Sep – 4.00pm (Local) – Zebre v Ospreys – Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Sat 6 Oct – 3.00pm – Scarlets v Ospreys – Parc y Scarlets
Sat 13 Oct – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Pau – Liberty Stadium

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