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Ospreys v Bath

Dewi Cross gets his first start for the Ospreys on Friday night.

He's been named in the line-up to face Bath at the Liberty.

Joe Gatt will make his debut if he comes off the bench.

Ospreys Coach, Richard Fussell, said: "It was a great effort against Gloucester last weekend, the youngsters acquitted themselves really well against strong, experienced opposition and made a really positive impression.

"Bath will provide another stern test for this group. They can get a home semi-final with the right result on Friday night so we are expecting them to go for it and we will have to prepare for that.

"This competition has always been great for us in terms of giving opportunities for talented young players to test themselves at a higher level and that's been the case again this season. Looking at this line-up, players like Dewi, Reuben, Will, James, Alex, Josh, Tiann and Joe, not to mention the likes of Callum Carson and Morgan Morris who did well last weekend, are putting their hands up and showing what they can do.

"We'll expect the same attitude again on Friday, regardless of what Bath team they are up against."

 
The Ospreys team to play Bath at the Liberty Stadium on Friday 2nd February 2018, 7.30pm KO is as follows:
 
15 Dafydd Howells
14 Dewi Cross
13 Kieron Fonotia
12 James Hook
11 Jay Baker
10 Luke Price (Capt)
9 Reuben Morgan-Williams
 
1 Rhodri Jones
2 Scott Otten
3 Ma'afu Fia
4 James Ratti
5 Lloyd Ashley
6 Guy Mercer
7 Will Jones
8 Sam Cross
 
REPLACEMENTS
16 Ifan Phillips
17 Gareth Thomas
18 Alex Jeffries
19 Kieran Martin
20 Josh Cole
21 Matthew Aubrey
22 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler
23 Joe Gatt
 
 

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