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Ospreys rugby team to play Leinster

Posted By Robert Lloyd

The Ospreys team to play Leinster at the RDS Arena on Friday 23rd November 2018, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:

15 James Hook 14 Hanno Dirksen 13 Cory Allen 12 Johnny Kotze 11 Keelan Giles 10 Sam Davies 9 Tom Habberfield 1 Rhodri Jones 2 Scott Otten 3 Tom Botha 4 Giorgi Nemsadze 5 Lloyd Ashley  6 Olly Cracknell (Capt) 7 Sam Cross 8 James King

REPLACEMENTS  – 16 Sam Parry 17 Gareth Thomas 18 Alex Jeffries 19 Rob McCusker 20 Will Jones 21 Matthew Aubrey 22 Luke Morgan 23 Tom Williams

Johnny Kotze makes his Ospreys debut (Osprey No. 235)

Sam Davies makes his 100th Championship appearance (PRO12/14) 

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

The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury: 

Dan Baker – Knee; Bradley Davies – Knee; Dan Evans – Hamstring; Gheorghe Gajion – Hamstring; Paul James – Shoulder; Lesley Klim – Hamstring; Luke Price- Fractured tibia; Scott Williams – Hamstring

Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said: 

“This is another big challenge for us. Leinster away is one of the toughest fixtures in European rugby, regardless of the time of year or the team selected. 

“As always, our focus is on our own game, our mindset and our actions. We’ve had an excellent training week but ultimately we’ll be judged by the 80 minutes tomorrow night.”

Forthcoming Fixtures 

Fri 30 Nov – 7.35pm – Ospreys v Zebre – Liberty Stadium

Sat 8 Dec – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Stade Francais – Liberty Stadium

Fri 14 Dec – 8.45pm (Local) – Stade Francais v Ospreys – Stade Jean Bouin

Sat 22 Dec – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Scarlets – Liberty Stadium

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