Match Preview: Ospreys v Ulster

Match Preview: Ospreys v Ulster

 Ospreys will face Ulster in round 10 of the United Rugby Championship on Sunday 18th of February. 

  • Evardi Boshoff in line to make his debut for Ospreys if called upon from the replacements.
  • Ireland internationals Iain Henderson, Jacob Stockdale, Nick Timoney and Tom Stewart return to Ulster match day squad.

Ospreys v Ulster Stadium, Swansea – KO 15.00 IRE & UK / 16.00 ITA / 17.00 SA

Referee: Federico Vedovelli (FIR, 5th league game)

AR 1: Maickel English (WRU)  AR 2: Carwyn Williams (WRU)

TMO: Matteo Liperini (FIR)

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Ospreys: Jack Walsh (Manly Marlins), Mat Protheroe (Waunarlywdd RFC), Dom Morris (South Woodham Ferriers), Keiran Williams (Glynneath RFC), Keelan Giles (Waunarlywdd RFC), Dan Edwards (Cwmafan RFC), Reuben Morgan (Williams - Neath Athletic), Nicky Smith - Waunarlywdd RFC, Sam Parry (Haverdforwest RFC), Tom Botha (Paul Roos Gymnasium), James Ratti (Dunvant RFC), Victor Sekekete (Cheetahs), Harri Deaves (Pontyclun RFC), Justin Tipuric (Trebanos RFC) (CAPT), Morgan Morse (Cwmtwrch RFC)

Replacements: Lewis Lloyd (Treorchy RFC), Rhys Henry (Cwmafan RFC), Ben Warren (Ystrad Rhonda), Lewis Jones (Cowbridge RFC), Will Hickey (Old Belvedere RFC), Cameron Jones (Hartpury College), Alex Cuthbert (Hucclecote RFC), Evardi Boshoff (Cheetahs)

Ulster: Will Addison (Upper Eden RFC), Mike Lowry (Dromore RFC), James Hume (Instonians RFC), Jude Postlethwaite (Lisburn RFC), Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch RFC), Jake Flannery (Kilfeacle RFC), Nathan Doak (Lisburn RFC), Andrew Warwick (Ballymena RFC), John Andrew (Ballymena RFC), Marty Moore (Barnhall RFC), Harry Sheridan (Civil Service RFC), Iain Henderson (Belfast Academy RFC) (CAPT), David McCann (Cooke RFC), Marcus Rea (Ballymena RFC), Nick Timoney (Blackrock RFC)

Replacements: Tom Stewart (Belfast Academy RFC), Steven Kitshoff (Maties RFC), Scott Wilson (Dromore RFC), Cormac Izuchukwu (Tullamore RFC), Matty Rea (Ballymena RFC), Dave Shanahan (Clontarf RFC), Luke Marshall (Ballymena RFC), Ethan McIlroy (Ballynahinch RFC)

Ospreys Head Coach Toby Booth said: “It’s the same whenever you play an Irish Province really, you get a very committed bunch of people that are highly skilled and extremely physical. Ulster are a quality team, they’re robust and they are going to try and make life difficult for you. They start games well, so one of the first challenges for us will be to deal with that.”

Ulster Assistant Coach Dan Soper said“We’re really excited to get started for the second part of the season. Ospreys are the in-form Welsh team, and they have an impressive record at home, which will make for a difficult afternoon. We are ready for the challenge we will face on Sunday"

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