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Ospreys name team to face Northampton in Heineken Cup

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 10, 2014

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AARON Jarvis is handed another chance to impress when the Ospreys take on Northampton Saints on Sunday.

Jarvis is named at tight-head prop for the Heineken Cup clash at the Liberty Stadium, with Adam Jones again starting on the bench.

Richard Fussell is recalled at full-back, with Sam Davies named among the replacements.

British Lions Alun Wyn Jones and Ian Evans again team up at lock, with Sam Lewis and Justin Tipuric named together in the back row.

Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy said: “Sunday is going to be a massive game. Both teams need the win, so it’s going to be explosive and physical.

“I’m sure it’ll be a great contest.

“These are the kinds of games that players, coaches and supporters want to be involved in.

“The results in the last round mean that there is a chink of daylight for us and you can guarantee that we’ll be going for it.

“We know that to have any hope of progressing we have to do our bit, which means a win on Sunday is essential.

“There’s still everything to play for this season.

“We can still make it through the pool stages in Europe if we get the performance right and things fall into place elsewhere, and we are in a good position in the Pro12 so it’s crucial we remain focused, believe in what we are doing, and keep the momentum we’ve built in recent weeks going.”

Ospreys: R. Fussell; J. Hassler, T. Isaacs, A. Beck, A. Natoga; D. Biggar, R. Webb; R. Bevington, R. Hibbard, A. Jarvis, A. W. Jones (capt), I. Evans, S. Lewis, J. Bearman, J. Tipuric. Reps: S. Baldwin, D. Jones, A. Jones, J. King, M. Allen, T. Habberfield, S. Davies, J. Spratt.

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