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Ospreys Ready For Cheetahs Challenge

Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke

Team line-up for weekend's South African game

Ospreys have announced the team who'll line up against South African side the Cheetahs on Saturday (April 6).

The game kicks off at 5.30pm (local time) at the Toyota Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Ospreys Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said: “With three games left it’s a simple equation for us. We know what the challenge is over the last three rounds of the regular season and our focus is on ourselves, and what we can control.
 
“The Cheetahs are a quality team and a formidable force at home. They are particularly dangerous in open field play with the ability to strike from deep.
 
“Having said that there’s a real buzz amongst the squad and a clear understanding of what we need to do to impose our game on the opposition. 
We’ll have to be at our best defensively and, in attack, be accurate and clinical.” 


 Here's the team line-up:
15. Dan Evans
14. Hanno Dirksen
13. Cory Allen
12. Owen Watkin
11. Keelan Giles
10. Luke Price
9. Aled Davies
 
1. Nicky Smith
2. Scott Baldwin
3. Tom Botha
4. Adam Beard
5. Bradley Davies
6. Olly Cracknell
7. Justin Tipuric (Capt)
8. James King
 
REPLACEMENTS
16. Scott Otten 
17. Rhodri Jones
18. Ma'afu Fia
19. Dan Lydiate
20. Sam Cross
21. Matthew Aubrey
22. Sam Davies
23. Luke Morgan
 
James King makes his 150th Championship appearance
Hanno Dirksen makes his 100th Championship appearance
 
 
The following players were unavailable for selection due to injury:
Alun Wyn Jones - Knee; Giorgi Nemsadze – Neck; George North - Hand; Kieran Williams – Ankle; Scott Williams - Back
 
 

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