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Ospreys Team Named for Gloucester Game

Debuts for two Ospreys players

Ospreys have named their team to face Gloucester on Friday in the Anglo Welsh Cup.

Making their Ospreys debuts are Cai Evans and Alex Jeffries, 
 
And on the bench, ready to make their debuts are Kieran Martin, Josh Cole, Callum Carson and Dewi Cross.

Ospreys Coach, Tom Smith, said:"The group has been really positive in its preparation this week. It's a good mix with youngsters who have earned this opportunity working alongside some more senior Ospreys and the dynamics have been good.
 
"For a lot of these players going to Kingsholm and playing in front of a big crowd and a passionate atmosphere will be a new experience, a challenge for them, so they've got to be fearless, while others in the team will have a leadership role, using their experience to guide the team.
 
"As coaches and players we always look forward to this period, it's a chance for individuals to put their hands up and we've seen some really good performances and players coming to the fore in this competition. We want people to take that opportunity this weekend."
 
The Ospreys team to play Gloucester at Kingsholm on Friday 26th January 2018, 7.45pm KO is as follows:
 
15 Cai Evans
14 Dafydd Howells
13 Joe Thomas
12 James Hook
11 Jay Baker
10 Luke Price (Capt)
9 Reuben Morgan-Williams
 
1 Gareth Thomas
2 Scott Otten
3 Alex Jeffries
4 James Ratti
5 Lloyd Ashley
6 Guy Mercer
7 Will Jones
8 Morgan Morris
 
REPLACEMENTS
16 Ifan Phillips
17 Rowan Jenkins
18 Rhodri Jones
19 Kieran Martin
20 Josh Cole
21 Matthew Aubrey
22 Callum Carson
23 Dewi Cross

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