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Encyclopedia > Ospreys (rugby team)
Ospreys
Founded 2003
Union Welsh Rugby Union
Location West Glamorgan, Wales
Ground(s) Liberty Stadium
Capacity 20,520
Coach Lyn Jones
Captain Ryan Jones
Most caps Barry Williams (101)
Top scorer Gavin Henson (773)
Most tries Shane Williams (39)
League Magners League
2006-07 1st
Home colours
Away colours
Official website
www.ospreysrugby.com

The Ospreys (Welsh: Y Gweilch), formerly the Neath-Swansea Ospreys[1] (Gweilch Tawe-Nedd), are a rugby union team from Wales, playing in the Celtic League, EDF Energy Cup and the Heineken Cup/European Challenge Cup. At the start of the 2005-2006 season, they dropped Neath and Swansea from their name to become simply the Ospreys, although the company is still Neath-Swansea Ospreys. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 488 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 610 pixel, file size: 106 KB, MIME type: image/png) This basic image can be found at [1]. I have edited the image to remove the Top Flight Rugby text, and cropped it. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Welsh: ) is one of thirteen historic counties and former administrative counties of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... 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Contents

Strip

The Ospreys Shirt is made up mainly black (the colour of Neath RFC), white (the colour of Swansea RFC), with some grey bits to add anti-aliasing and is currently manufactured by Kooga. The Shirt's primary sponsor is npower renewables, with secondary sponsorship including Worthington's, Trade Depot, Persimmon, Taylors Regional Food, The Trade Center Wales, Solo Service Group, John West Food Ltd and Cuddy Group. The Ospreys jersey is currently the second most popular by sales figures throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, behind Munster.[2] Official website www. ... Swansea Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team which plays in the Welsh Premier Division. ... KooGa is an United Kingdom-based rugby apparel company. ... NPower is a national network of nonprofit technology assistance providers based in Seattle, WA, USA. // Mission ...to ensure all nonprofits can use technology to better serve their communities. ... Official website www. ...


History

The Ospreys are one of the five original clubs of the Welsh Regional Rugby Era. The club came into being in the summer of 2003 when the WRU controversially elected to reduce the current top tier of Welsh professional rugby from nine clubs into five regions, attempting to mirror the successful formats in Ireland and the Southern Hemisphere countries of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... southern hemisphere highlighted in yellow (Antarctica not depicted). ...


The Ospreys represent the whole of the Neath and Swansea areas in western Glamorgan, including areas of the Upper Swansea Valley, also encompassing Port Talbot and Aberavon. They were initially created as a partnership between the area's two most successful clubs - Neath RFC and Swansea RFC - who still retain ownership of the club on a 50:50 basis. Image:Neatharms. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Welsh: ) is one of thirteen historic counties and former administrative counties of Wales. ... , Port Talbot (Welsh: Aberafan or Porth Talbot) is an industrial town in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of approximately 50,000. ... Official website www. ... Swansea Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team which plays in the Welsh Premier Division. ...


In the summer of 2004, due to the liquidation of the Celtic Warriors region, Neath-Swansea Ospreys had their borders extended to cover much of the Bridgend and Ogmore areas to the east. However, for logistical reasons, it was decided that no "home" games would be played at Bridgend RFC's Brewery Field. The Celtic Warriors were a regional rugby union team from Wales, playing in the Celtic League and European Rugby Cup/European Rugby Shield. ... Bridgend (Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) is a town in the traditional county of Glamorgan and the main town in the county borough of Bridgend in south Wales. ... Ogmore (Welsh: Ogwr) is a village in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales on the River Ogmore. ... Bridgend RFC or the Bridgend Ravens are a Welsh rugby union club based in Bridgend in south Wales. ... Brewery Field is a multi-use stadium in Bridgend, Wales. ...


After initial teething problems, which were inevitable given the storied historical rivalry between the two clubs, the Ospreys have settled down and claim to be Wales' 'one true region' thanks to the demise of the Celtic Warriors. Presented with initially one of the weaker squads (especially in depth) they performed admirably in their first year, earning by right a place in the 2004/05 European Rugby Cup. In 2004/5 they won the Celtic League. The Celtic Warriors were a regional rugby union team from Wales, playing in the Celtic League and European Rugby Cup/European Rugby Shield. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... The Celtic League, currently known as the Magners League for sponsorship reasons, is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ...


In April 2006, it was announced that noted former New Zealand All Blacks scrum half Justin Marshall had signed to play for Ospreys. In November 2006 when it became apparent that Wales 'A' would not be able to face Australia midweek during their November tour, the Ospreys became the first Welsh region to play a major international side since regional rugby was introduced, a match they won 24-16.[3] First international Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand (15 August 1903) Largest win New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan (4 June 1995) Worst defeat Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 All Black redirects here. ... The scrum-half is a rugby position also referred to as the half back. It is usually the strongest man in the back line as he will spend a large percentage of his time up with the forwards. ... Justin Warren Marshall, MNZM (born August 5, 1973) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ... The 2006 Australian national rugby union team tour to Europe, known in Australia as the 2006 Wallabies Spring Tour, is part of a 2006 end-of-year rugby test series and takes place in November 2006. ...


The Ospreys won the Celtic League during the 2006/2007 season, topping the league by a single point and taking the title with an away win at Borders. Winning the Celtic League for a second time means the Ospreys are the only team to have won the Celtic League twice. In February 2008, the Ospreys provided 13 of the starting line-up for Wales in their Six Nations match against England, setting a new record for the number of players from one region playing for their national side. During the 2007/2008 season the Ospreys reached Quater-final of the Heineken Cup for the first time but unexpectedly lost to Saracens. The following week they won the EDF Energy Cup beating Leicester Tigers at Twickenham. The Celtic League, currently known as the Magners League for sponsorship reasons, is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... The term Six Nations can refer to: The six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, a union of Native American/First Nations tribes. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... Official website www. ... The EDF Energy Cup, also known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup an the English & Welsh rugby union knock-out cup competition featuring all 12 Guinness Premiership clubs and all 4 Welsh Regions. ... Official website www. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


The term Ospreylia has been adopted by the region and its supporters as a description of the geographical area covered by the region, with supporters known as Ospreylians. Peter Black, Assembly Member for south west Wales has declared himself as AM for Ospreylia on his own blog.[4] An Assembly Member (Welsh: ) (AM) is a member of the Welsh Assembly in Wales, UK; or the London Assembly in London, UK. Categories: | ...


Ospreys A

On the 23 February 2007, the Ospreys played their first 'A' team match, against Newport-Gwent Dragons 'A' at Bridgend, which was the first 'A' match fixture for any of the Welsh regional sides. They lost the match 22-10. is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


They since went on to play Worcester 'A' in April, a game which they lost 24-23 to an injury-time penalty.


Home ground

Liberty Stadium.

In their first two seasons, the Ospreys shared their home games between Swansea's St Helens ground (home of Swansea RFC) and Neath's The Gnoll ground (home of Neath RFC). For their third season, 2005-2006, they moved to the newly-developed Liberty Stadium in Landore, Swansea which seats over 20,000, double the St Helens capacity. They have sold this stadium out against an international side (Australia, 1 November 2006[5]) and against local rivals the Llanelli Scarlets.[6] The Stadium is also home of Swansea City FC Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x603, 297 KB) This file has been released into the by its author, Alexander Jones. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x603, 297 KB) This file has been released into the by its author, Alexander Jones. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground is a world famous spectator sports venue in Swansea, Wales. ... Swansea Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team which plays in the Welsh Premier Division. ... Image:Neatharms. ... The Gnoll in Neath, south Wales is a joint rugby union and cricket venue. ... Official website www. ... The Liberty Stadium, formerly the New Stadium and White Rock, is a purpose-built sports and concert arena and conferencing venue in the Landore area of Swansea, Wales. ... The electoral ward of Landore, City and County of Swansea, South Wales, consists of some or all of the following areas, Bon-y-maen, Cwm, Landore, Pentre-chwyth, Swansea, Cadle, Cockett, Felindre, Fforest-fach, Llangyfelach, Tirdeunaw, Waunarlwydd, Clydach, Craigcefnparc, Morriston, Pant-lasau, Plasmarl, Vardre, Ynystawe. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official website www. ... Swansea City AFC is a Welsh football team currently playing in the Football League League One. ...


Management

Officer Position
Lyn Jones Head Coach
Sean Holley Assistant Coach
Jonathan Humphreys Forwards Coach
Huw Bevan Fitness Coach
Alex Lawson Fitness Coach
Damian Karauna Video Analyst
Chris Towers Physiotherapist
Daloni Lucas Physiotherapist
Andrew Hore Director of Rugby

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Current Squad

Nat. Position Player
HK Huw Bennett
HK Richard Hibbard
HK Ed Shervington
HK Barry Williams
PR Cai Griffiths
PR Adam Jones
PR Paul James
PR Duncan Jones
PR Andrew Millward
PR Craig Mitchell
LK Lyndon Bateman
LK Ian Evans
LK Alun Wyn Jones
LK Mike Powell
LK Michael Collins
LK Ian Gough
FL Tom Smith
FL Steve Tandy
FL Jonathan Thomas
FL Hale T-Pole
Nat. Position Player
FL Ben Lewis
FL Marty Holah
N8 Andy Lloyd
N8 Filo Tiatia
N8 Ryan Jones
SH Justin Marshall
SH Mike Phillips
SH Martin Roberts
FH Shaun Connor
FH James Hook
CE Andrew Bishop
CE David Bishop
CE Gavin Henson
CE Sonny Parker
CE Jonathan Spratt
CE Mark Taylor
WG Aled Brew
WG Jonny Vaughton
WG Nikki Walker
WG Shane Williams
FB Lee Byrne

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Notable former players

Nat. Position Player
LK Gareth Llewellyn
CE Scott Gibbs
HK Mefin Davies
FB Adrian Cashmore
CE Leigh Davies
WG Stefan Terblanche

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Results and statistics

Celtic League

Season Pos Played Won Drawn Lost Bonus Points
2006/2007 1st 20 14 0 6 8 64
2005/2006 7th 22* 11 0 9 3 55
2004/2005 1st 20 16 1 3 10 76
2003/2004 5th 22 11 1 10 9 55

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Celtic League Cup

Season Round Match
2003/2004 1st Leinster Lions 35 - 21 Neath-Swansea Ospreys

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Heineken Cup

Season Pool/Round Pos Played Won Drawn Lost Bonus Points
2007/2008 Pool 2 2nd 6 5 0 1 1 21
Quarter-final Saracens 19 – 10 Ospreys
2006/2007 Pool 3 2nd 6 4 1 1 2 20
2005/2006 Pool 4 3rd 6 2 0 4 1 9
2004/2005 Pool 4 3rd 6 3 0 3 2 14
2003/2004 Pool 2 4th 6 1 0 5 0 4

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Anglo-Welsh Cup

Season Group/Round Pos Played Won Drawn Lost Bonus Points
2007/2008 Group C 1st 3 3 0 0 2 14
Semi-final Ospryes 30 – 3 Saracens
Final Ospreys 23 – 6 Leicester Tigers
2006/2007 Group A 1st 3 3 0 0 2 14
Semi-final Ospreys 27 – 10 Cardiff Blues
Final Leicester Tigers 41 – 35 Ospreys
2005/2006 Group A 3rd 3 1 0 2 2 6

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Club honours

  • Celtic League - 2004/05, 2006/07
  • EDF Energy Cup - 2007/2008

See also

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Footnotes

  1. ^ The Ospreys is the brand name of the team, since they now have more associates than just Neath and Swansea. The official name of the company behind the team is still Neath-Swansea Ospreys (see also Ospreys Outrage! and Neath RFC - Ospreys fly!)
  2. ^ Rugby's most valuable shirt set to become UK's top seller. ospreysrugby.com. Retrieved on 16 August, 2006.
  3. ^ Wallabies to face Ospreys. Sky Sports. Retrieved on 16 August, 2006.
  4. ^ Probably the best region in the World. Peter Black AM. Retrieved on 6 September, 2007.
  5. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | My Club | Ospreys | Ospreys 24-16 Australia
  6. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | My Club | Ospreys | Ospreys 50-24 Scarlets

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