The Ospreys Development team are in Celtic Cup action on Friday evening, and here’s how they lineup.
Looking for their second win away from home, top of table 2 holders the Ospreys Development travel to Dublin to face Leinster A tomorrow evening for round four of the Celtic Cup, K.O 7:30pm.
Ospreys Development –
15. Dewi Cross; 14. Dylan Moss; 13. Tom Williams; 12. Callum Carson; 11. Joe Jenkins; 10. Josh Thomas; 9. Reuben Morgan-Williams; 1.Rhys Davies; 2. Ifan Phillips ©; 3. Mitchell Walsh; 4. Matthew Dodd; 5. James Ratti; 6. Charlie Davies; 7. Morgan Morris; 8. Guido Volpi.
Replacements – 16. Dewi Lake; 17. Jordan Walters; 18. Rhys Henry; 19. Jay Williams; 20. Joe Grabham; 21. Iwan Temblett; 22. Frankie Jones; 23. Caine Woolerton.
Speaking ahead of the game, head coach Richard Fussell said: “I think we learnt a lot from last weekend’s game against Connacht. If we’re giving away penalties and cheap opportunities, then our opposition are going to use that against us. First and foremost, we’ve got to look at ourselves and make sure we have our house in order and that we don’t give the opposition those opportunities. I thought the boys responded well in the second half, whereas in the first half we struggled to get into the game. We defended really well in the first half, our defensive sets were great but we definitely had areas to build on.
“Second half we got into the game a bit more, so hopefully we can create opportunities in this game like we did in the last. Its going to be massive for us but if we get our setpiece functioning, it gives us a decent platform to build off. Leinster are going to be a formidable outfit, they are three from three at the moment and we’re going over there. Hopefully we can get stuck into them and deliver a performance for 80 minutes. I think that’s going to be the real challenge for these boys, we have to start straight away. When we do we’re a decent outfit, so hopefully we can come away with a good result.”