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Ospreys team to play Newport Gwent Dragons

The Ospreys team to face Newport Gwent Dragons at the Bridgend Ford Brewery Field, on Friday 14th November 2014, KO 7.35pm, is as follows:

OSPREYS

15 Richard Fussell
14 Dafydd Howells
13 Hanno Dirksen
12 Ashley Beck
11 Aisea Natoga
10 Sam Davies
9 Martin Roberts (Capt)

1 Marc Thomas
2 Sam Parry
3 Daniel Suter
4 Rory Thornton
5 Rynier Bernardo
6 Ifereimi Boladau
7 Rob Dudley-Jones
8 Ieuan Jones

REPLACEMENTS

16 Matthew Dwyer
17 Gareth Thomas
18 Cai Griffiths
19 Adam Beard
20 Tommy Spinks
21 Tom Habberfield
22 Dan Evans
23 Ashley Evans

Rob Dudley-Jones makes his Ospreys debut

Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented:

"We're looking forward to a Welsh derby in Bridgend this Friday night after enjoying going back to Neath last weekend. Despite the weather, it was a successful evening off the field, and there was enough on the pitch that we could take from the experience to say it was extremely worthwhile.

"The scoreboard was disappointing, and that reflected Saracens' greater accuracy in key areas, they were pretty clinical when ever they were in our territory and kept their discipline while weren't able to make the most of some good opportunities. Saying that, there was lots to be pleased about, and with an extra week to work together ahead of Friday's game we're expecting some big improvements in key areas.

"There's a good blend to this selection, with some more senior boys stepping back into the team alongside some of the youngsters who are showing up well at the moment. This will be another real test for the group, the Dragons will be up for it, will be their usual physical self, and there is always the spice attached to a derby match. The names may be different to those involved at Rodney Parade in September but there will still be head to head contests between players who know each other from regional and national age-grade keen to get the better of each other.

"We always get a great welcome in Bridgend and are expecting similar again on Friday night. The weather forecast is improving and it should be a decent night for rugby so hopefully we'll get a good crowd from the local community supporting their region at their local club.”

Forthcoming Fixtures

Fri 21 Nov – 7.35pm KO – Ulster v Ospreys – Kingspan Stadium – PRO12

Sat 29 Nov – 5.15pm KO – Leinster v Ospreys – RDS – PRO12

Sat 6 Dec –  3.15pm KO – Ospreys v Racing Metro – Liberty Stadium – ERCC

Sat 13 Dec – 5.15pm KO Racing Metro v Ospreys – MM Arena – ERCC

Sat 20 Dec – 5.15pm KO Ospreys v Ulster – Liberty Stadium – PRO12

Sat 27 Dec – 5.15pm KO – Ospreys v Scarlets – Liberty Stadium – PRO12

Sat 3 Jan – 5.05pm KO – Scarlets v Ospreys – Parc y Scarlets – PRO12

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