The Ospreys team to play Ulster at the Morganstone Brewery Field on Friday 15th February 2019, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:
15 Dan Evans 14 Hanno Dirksen 13 Cory Allen 12 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler 11 Luke Morgan 10 Sam Davies (Capt) 9 Tom Habberfield 1 Jordan Lay 2 Scott Baldwin 3 Tom Botha 4 Lloyd Ashley 5 Bradley Davies 6 Olly Cracknell 7 Sam Cross 8 James King
REPLACEMENTS – 16 Scott Otten 17 Rowan Jenkins 18 Ma’afu Fia 19 Will Griffiths 20 Rob McCusker 21 Matthew Aubrey 22 Luke Price 23 Keelan Giles
Jordan Lay makes his Ospreys debut.
Will Griffiths will make his Guinness PRO14 debut if he comes off the bench.
Dan Evans makes his 100th PRO12/14 appearance for the Ospreys.
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; Rhodri Jones – Shoulder; Lesley Klim – Hamstring; Dan Lydiate – Elbow; Gareth Thomas – Ankle; Scott Williams – Back
Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:
“Our last game in Bridgend, against Connacht in October, was an excellent occasion on and off the field. The crowd were fantastic, getting behind the team right up to the final play which earned us a bonus point win. We’re looking forward to going back there and appreciate the support we get, hopefully we can make it another memorable occasion on Friday.
“Points are precious for all teams with this period of the season going a long way to define league positions and subsequent play-off spots. It’s great to have Bradley Davies back to bolster the team who collectively and individually have a clear understanding of what is required during this mini Six Nations block.”
Fri 22 Feb – 7.35pm – Ospreys v Munster – Liberty Stadium
Sat 2 Mar – 2.45pm – Connacht v Ospreys, Sportsground
Sat 23 Mar – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Dragons – Liberty Stadium
Sat 6 Apr – 5.30pm (Local) – Toyota Cheetahs v Ospreys –Toyota Stadium