SPORTS UPDATE – Ospreys team to play Leinster

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Ospreys team to play Leinster

The Ospreys team to play Leinster at the RDS Arena on Friday the 23rd of 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

Liberty Stadium Swansea

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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