David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images Holley has said players need to earn the right to wear coloured boots.
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Ospreys players told to ditch the fake tan

The new policy is an attempt by the club to shed their ‘Galacticos’ label.

THE OSPREYS COACH Sean Holley has banned his players from using fake tan, as the club looks to shed its Galacticos image.

The move is symbolic of a new era at the Ospreys, with a number of players having moved on, including Mike Phillips, Lee Byrne and James Hook.

They have been replaced by several promising youngsters, and Holley has taken little time to outline what is expected of them at the club, commenting how “the fake tan and the coloured boots and the Galacticos label doesn’t interest us really,” while adding:

“We’ve banned the tan. It’s real tan only.

“And you are only allowed to wear coloured boots if you’ve played over 50 times for the Ospreys or over 15 times for your country.”

The club endured a relatively disappointing season last year by their standards, finishing fourth in the Celtic League and failing to get past the group stages of the Heineken Cup.

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