Ospreys name team to face Munster

The Ospreys have named their team to face Munster in the League on Saturday 19th April at Musgrave Park with the kick off at 7.30pm.

There were four players who were not available for selection this week. Gavin Henson, Mike Phillips , Nikki Walker and Barry Williams were all not considered.

Head coach Lyn Jones commented as follows: “With five games remaining of the season, we are not looking down the table, we are concentrating on the teams currently above us.


We are seven points behind the Scarlets and 12 points behind the Blues, but we have two games in hand on both of them, and we are still targeting finishing above both of those sides to finish the highest of the Welsh regions.

“It will be a tough ask, and the games will come thick and fast over the final weeks of the season, but we will be taking inspiration from our form at the end of last season, when we came back to the Magners League after the EDF Energy Cup Final and put together a good run of results in tough circumstances to rise up the table and take the title.

Even though we have to concede that the title is out of reach for us this year, I’ll be looking to the players to keep their focus for the next 4/5 weeks as we utilise the whole squad as best as possible as we look to achieve our aim.


If we are able to finish as the highest placed Welsh side then I think it would be quite an achievement given the disruption our campaign has had due to international call-ups and long term injuries from last season, with us only able to select from a full squad on four occasions in our 13 Magners League fixtures to date


“Munster may have one eye on their Heineken Cup semi-final next weekend, but it is fair to say that there is never an easy game against Munster as everyone who pulls on the red shirt understands their responsibility.


It looks like being a tight affair, something of a battle between the two sides who consistently have the best defences so we know that we will have to be on top of our game.”


15 Lee Byrne
14 Johnny Vaughton
13 Sonny Parker
12 Andrew Bishop
11 Shane Williams
10 James Hook
9 Justin Marshall

8 Filo Tiatia (Capt)
7 Marty Holah
6 Jonathan Thomas
5 Ian Evans
4 Ian Gough
3 Cai Griffiths
2 Huw Bennett
1 Duncan Jones

16 Ed Shervington
17 Andrew Millward
18 Lyndon Bateman
19 Ben Lewis
20 Gareth Owen
21 Jonathan Spratt
22 Aled Brew



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