Ospreys: Tandy goes with strong side for Connacht clash
THE Ospreys return to RaboDirect Pro12 action today with a fully-loaded side to face Connacht at the Liberty Stadium (2.30).
Steve Tandy has named a strong starting XV as his side aim to put the disappointment of last weekend's Heineken Cup defeat to Leicester behind them.
The former flanker sticks with the same backline that began at Welford Road six days ago as the squad's Wales contingent look to sign off in style before reporting for international duty.
"It would be nice to come up with a performance to send the boys off for the autumn internationals on a high note," said forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys.
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"It would be good for them and good for the region.
"We are at home and we want to end this period of the season with a strong display."
Last Sunday's 39-22 reverse followed a run of four straight wins and Humphreys admitted he was satisfied with recent performances.
"We are pretty happy with how we've been playing," he said.
"We played some good stuff last weekend. For 70 minutes we were thinking we had an element of control. Even at 22-19 and 27-19 you are thinking to