Ospreys team to play Connacht

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
01 March 2019

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The Ospreys team to play Connacht at the Sportsground, Galway on Saturday 2nd March 2019, KO 2.45pm, is as follows:

James Hook

OSPREYS

15. Dan Evans
14. Hanno Dirksen
13. Cory Allen
12. James Hook
11. Keelan Giles
10. Luke Price
9. Matthew Aubrey

1. Jordan Lay
2. Scott Baldwin
3. Tom Botha
4. James King
5. Bradley Davies
6. Olly Cracknell (C)
7. Sam Cross
8. Rob McCusker

REPLACEMENTS
16. Scott Otten
17. Rowan Jenkins
18. Ma’afu Fia
19. Lloyd Ashley
20. Will Griffiths
21. Harri Morgan
22. Tom Williams
23. Luke Morgan

The following players were unavailable for selection due to international duty:

Adam Beard, Aled Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, George North, Nicky Smith, Justin Tipuric and Owen Watkin (All Wales); Giorgi Nemsadze (Georgia)

The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Dan Baker – Knee; Sam Davies – Groin; Tom Habberfield – Shin; Rhodri Jones – Shoulder; Dan Lydiate – Elbow; Gareth Thomas – Ankle; Scott Williams – Back

Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

“As a group we understand the importance of this last game during the Six Nations block against Connacht who are also vying for the play-offs.

“Considering the off-field uncertainty the boys have been excellent, with a consistent focus on improving individually and collectively. There’s frustration that we’ve been on the wrong end of score-lines in each of the previous three games but also a realisation that we have the solutions to deliver a more complete performance on Saturday.

“Games against Connacht are always testing & exciting, our focus is to be the best version of ourselves.”

Forthcoming Fixtures:

Sat 23 Mar – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Dragons – Liberty Stadium
Sat 6 Apr – 5.30pm (Local) – Toyota Cheetahs v Ospreys –Toyota Stadium
Fri 12 Apr – 7.35pm (Local) – Southern Kings v Ospreys – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Sat 27 Apr – 5.15pm – Cardiff Blues v Ospreys – Principality Stadium

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