Bridgend switch for Ulster match“absolutely critical”

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Head Coach, Allen Clarke, issued a rallying cry for Ospreys supporters to get behind their team after the Guinness PRO14 Round 15 game v Ulster was confirmed for the Morganstone Brewery Field.

The fixture, on Friday 15th February (7.35pm KO) has been switched to the home of Bridgend Ravens for “performance reasons”, to give the players a maximum seven day recovery and turnaround between Rounds 15 and 16 at a time when the Ospreys squad is expected to be depleted due to international calls during the Six Nations.

With the Swans at home on Saturday 16th February, it meant the Liberty Stadium was only available on the Sunday, which would have left the team with a reduced five day turnaround leading into the clash with Conference A leaders, Munster, the next weekend. 

A week later the Ospreys head to Galway to take on Connacht, who currently sit just one place behind the Ospreys in Conference A, the two teams level on points but the Irish province just outside the play-off spots in fourth only by virtue of the Ospreys having one more win at this point.

“I would plead with our supporters to support us, get up there in full voice, get behind their team and really motivate us to deliver again in a really important game against Ulster” said Clarke.

“For performance reasons, and solely performance reasons, it’s really important we go to Bridgend. When you look at it from a squad perspective, we either play Ulster and Munster Sunday/Friday, or we have the luxury of going to Bridgend and play Friday/Friday.

“Those couple of days extra for recovery, to recharge our batteries, to get our homework done, are absolutely critical to us. We know it’s a defining period of our season, to keep us firmly in contention for the play-off places, it’s really important that we are at our optimum best, physically and mentally, so that the boys can go out and perform in three massive games for us, against Ulster, Munster and Connacht. That seven day window is going to be priceless to us in terms of delivering the performances that we need.”

Tickets for the game at the Brewery Field are priced at just £10 (adults) and £5 (U16s)*.

Season members can gain admission on the night simply by showing their 2018/19 membership cards at the turnstile, as you would at any regular home game at the Liberty Stadium.

We have also introduced a family ticket for this game, giving 2 adults and 2 children admission for £25, available in advance only.

In addition, you can purchase tickets for the Ulster and Munster matches as part of a two game bundle, priced a just £20 for adults, £7 for U16s, available until the Munster earlybird deadline on Friday 8th February.

Match tickets can be purchased now at www.ospreysrugby.com/buytickets, in person at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office between 10am and 6pm, Monday-Saturday, or via the ticket hotline during the same times on 01792 616400 (select Option 1).

Premier Club members and disabled season members will be contacted directly regarding specific arrangements for this match. Please note that because of limited seating at the venue and high demand, it is anticipated that grandstand tickets will not be available on general release.

*All tickets subject to a booking fee of £1.55 online and £1.00 by phone or in person.

 

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