The Ospreys team to play Zebre at Liberty Stadium on Friday 30th November 2018, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:
15 Dan Evans 14 George North 13 Scott Williams 12 Owen Watkin 11 Luke Morgan 10 Sam Davies 9 Aled Davies 1 Nicky Smith 2 Scott Baldwin 3 Tom Botha 4 Adam Beard 5 Alun Wyn Jones 6 Olly Cracknell 7 Sam Cross 8 Justin Tipuric (Capt)
REPLACEMENTS – 16 Scott Otten 17 Gareth Thomas 18 Alex Jeffries 19 Lloyd Ashley 20 James King 21 Harri Morgan 22 James Hook 23 Cory Allen
Alun Wyn Jones plays his 233rd Ospreys game to move clear at the top of the Region’s all time appearance list
The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:
Dan Baker – Knee; Bradley Davies – Knee; Ma’afu Fia – Back spasm; Gheorghe Gajion – Hamstring; Paul James – Shoulder; Rhodri Jones – Hamstring; Lesley Klim – Hamstring; Dan Lydiate – Elbow; Sam Parry – HIA; Luke Price- Fractured tibia
Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:
“It’s been great to have the full squad together following what was a hugely successful Autumn International period for Wales – the energy and buzz has been fantastic. We’re together for the next seven weeks before the Six Nations and we’re conscious it’s a period that defines league positions at the back end of the season.
“Our opponents Zebre are the first in an important series of matches. For us it’s about concentrating on the basics and bringing the energy from training to the eighty minutes that matter.
“It’s a particularly special occasion for Alun Wyn, who will become the most capped Ospreys player of all time. He reflects what we stand for and as a team we want to make it a memorable night.”
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
Sun 30 Dec – 3.00pm – Dragons v Ospreys – Rodney Parade