VIDEO: Ospreys name team for Edinburgh clash
THE Ospreys have named four of their Lions for Edinburgh’s visit to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Adam Jones and Richard Hibbard appear in the front row, with Ian Evans and skipper Alun Wyn Jones teaming up at lock.
Justin Tipuric, the fifth Osprey on the triumphant tour of Australia in the summer, is named on the bench.
Wing Jeff Hassler makes his first regional start, while Aisea Natoga will make his Ospreys debut if he comes off the bench.
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Head coach Steve Tandy said: “Some of the younger boys who have been involved over the last few weeks deserve a pat on the back for the job they’ve done.
“They’ve set the standard and helped to ensure that we’re in a much better position than we were this time last season.
“We’ve got the five Lions boys back in the team this weekend, which will naturally give everybody a boost.
“They’ve been fantastic since reporting back for duty and it’s good to be able to have them all available for selection.
“I’m sure that the fans will be looking forward to welcoming them home on Saturday and looking forward to seeing them back in the black shirt.”
Ospreys: Richard Fussell; Jeff Hassler, Andrew Bishop, Ashley Beck, Eli Walker; Dan Biggar, Tito Tebaldi; Duncan Jones, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Ian Evans, Tom Smith, Morgan Allen, Sam Lewis. Reps: Scott Baldwin, Ryan Bevington, Joe Rees, Tyler Ardron, Justin Tipuric, Tom Grabham, Matthew Morgan, Aisea Natoga.