The Ospreys team to play Worcester Warriors at Liberty Stadium on Saturday 12th January 2019, KO 3.00pm, is as follows:
15 Dan Evans 14 George North 13 Cory Allen 12 Scott Williams 11 Keelan Giles 10 Luke Price 9 Aled Davies 1 Gareth Thomas 2 Scott Baldwin 3 Alex Jeffries 4 Lloyd Ashley 5 James King 6 Olly Cracknell 7 Justin Tipuric (Capt) 8 Sam Cross
REPLACEMENTS – 16 Scott Otten 17 Rowan Jenkins 18 Gheorge Gajion 19 Will Griffiths 20 Rob McCusker 21 Tom Habberfield 22 Sam Davies 23 Owen Watkin
Alex Jeffries makes his European debut
The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:
Dan Baker – Knee; Adam Beard – HIA; Tom Botha – Stinger; Bradley Davies – Knee; Ma’afu Fia – Achilles; Rhodri Jones – Shoulder; Lesley Klim – Hamstring; Dan Lydiate – Elbow; Nicky Smith – Ankle; Kieran Williams – Groin
Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:
“After the Pro14 derbies our attention now turns to the Challenge Cup against the team who sit top of our group, two points above us.
“As ever, the theme of the week has been to concentrate on ourselves, striving to improve as individuals and as a team. There were many positives in the win over Cardiff and we were satisfied with the performance; However, we know there are areas of the game were we can become even better.
“We’re working hard to deliver consistent team performances and Saturday is another opportunity to deliver in front of our home support.”
Sat 19 Jan – 2.00pm (Local) – Pau v Ospreys – Stade Municipal de Hameau
Fri 24 Jan – 7.35pm – Glasgow v Ospreys – Scotstoun
Fri 15 Feb – 7.35pm – Ospreys v Ulster – Morganstone Brewery Field
Fri 22 Feb – 7.35pm – Ospreys v Munster – Liberty Stadium