SPORTS UPDATE – Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues

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Liberty Stadium Swansea

Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues

 The Ospreys team to play Cardiff Blues at Liberty Stadium on Saturday 5th January 2019, KO 3.00pm, is as follows:

15 Dan Evans

14 George North

13 Cory Allen

12 Scott Williams

11 Luke Morgan

10 Sam Davies

9 Aled Davies

 

1 Rhodri Jones

2 Scott Baldwin

3 Tom Botha

4 Adam Beard

5 Alun Wyn Jones 

6 Olly Cracknell

7 Justin Tipuric (Capt)

8 Sam Cross

 

REPLACEMENTS

16 Scott Otten

17 Gareth Thomas

18 Alex Jeffries

19 Lloyd Ashley

20 James King

21 Tom Habberfield

22 Luke Price

23 Owen Watkin

The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:

Dan Baker – Knee; Bradley Davies – Knee; Ma’afu Fia – Achilles; Lesley Klim – Hamstring; Dan Lydiate – Elbow; Nicky Smith – Ankle; Kieran Williams – Groin 

Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

“There’s been a positive reaction from the whole squad in training this week; it’s now essential we carry that into the match at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. 

“Our execution needs to be better and we must be more clinical to finish off the opportunities we are creating. We dominated many aspects of the game versus the Dragons but we need to translate that dominance onto the scoreboard.

“We know that we are going to have to be at our best against a Cardiff side who are confident on the back of two wins over the Christmas period. The boys are really looking forward to the challenge and to playing at home again in front of our supporters who created a brilliant atmosphere when we were last at home against the Scarlets. Their support really energises the team and is truly appreciated.” 

Liberty Stadium Swansea

 Forthcoming Fixtures 

Sat 12 Jan – 3.00pm – Ospreys v Worcester Warriors – Liberty Stadium

Sat 19 Jan – 2.00pm (Local) – Pau v Ospreys – Stade Municipal de Hameau

Fri 24 Jan – 7.35pm – Glasgow v Ospreys – Scotstoun

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