Formed as an amalgamation of Neath RFC and Swansea RFC when Welsh Rugby restructured in the early 2000s. the Ospreys are based at Liberty Stadium, Swansea, and play in the RaboDirect Pro12 and the Heineken Cup competitions.
The Ospreys kit is made up of black, light blue and white, with a simplistic logo depicting an Ospreys mask. They are the most successful of the four Welsh professional sides, having won the Celtic League or Pro12 competition four times, and famously defeated the touring Australian Wallabies 24-16 in 2006.
There have been a number of players who have taken the field on 100 occasions or more for the club, including iconic Welsh stars Shane Williams and Adam Jones, and countrymen James Hook, Ryan Jones and Barry Williams. New Zealanders have an affinity with the club, with All Black loose-forwards Jerry Collins and Marty Holah both having spent time in the Ospreys colours, as well as renowned and controversial halfback Justin Marshall.