Connacht were defeated in round 1 by Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground  – the only previous Guinness PRO12 Champions to have begun their defence with a pair of defeats was Ospreys in both 2007/08 and 2012/13.

Connacht have not lost successive matches in Galway since the end of the 2014/15 season.

Ospreys have lost just one of their last five Guinness PRO12 fixtures: 26-46 at home to Ulster in round 22 last season.

During the last campaign Ospreys won just one of their eight encounters with Irish provinces: 21-17 against Munster in Cork.

Connacht achieved the season’s double over Ospreys last year for the first time since 2003/04.

Ospreys overall record at the Sportsground is won eight, lost five.

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Connacht v Ospreys
Saturday September 10th
At the Sportsground, 7.35pm.

Live on TG4/S4C

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 26th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Claudio Blessano (FIR), Leo Colgan (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Tim Lowry (IRFU)
TMO: Alan Falzone (FIR)

 

HEAD TO HEAD – RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS
Date Venue

C

O

Connacht scorers Ospreys scorers
Sat 28 Sep 13 Sportsground

26

43

Danie Poolman(T) Kieran Marmion(T) Dan Parks(2C) Craig Ronaldson(4P) Jeff Hassler(T) Dan Biggar(T/5C/P) Eli Walker(T) Richard Fussell(T) Alun Wyn Jones(T) Tito Tebaldi(T)
Sat 10 May 14 Liberty Stadium

20

45

Conor Gilsenan(T) Denis Buckley(T) Darragh Leader(T) Miah Nikora(C/P) Nicky Smith(T) Jeff Hassler(T) Dan Baker(T) Ashley Beck(2T) Dan Biggar(6C/P) Alun Wyn Jones(T)
Fri 31 Oct 14 Liberty Stadium

11

26

Eoin McKeon(T) Craig Ronaldson(2P) Sam Davies(2C/4P) Jeff Hassler(T) Martin Roberts(T)
Sat 16 May 15 Sportsground

20

24

Denis Buckley(T) Jack Carty(2C/2P) Eoghan Masterson(T) Dan Biggar(T/3C/P) Ben John(T) Rhys Webb(T)
Sat 24 Oct 15 Liberty Stadium

21

16

Matt Healy(T) Jack Carty(2P) Bundee Aki(T) Craig Ronaldson(C/P) Sam Davies(2P) Dan Baker(T) Justin Tipuric(T)
Sat 27 Feb 16 Sportsground

30

22

Aj MacGinty(T) Matt Healy(T) Craig Ronaldson(3C/3P) Bundee Aki(T) Dan Baker(T) Rhys Webb(T) Sam Davies(2C/P) Ben John(T)

 

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 26, Connacht  won 8, Ospreys won 18.

 

Top Performers in Round 1 – Powered by Opta Statistics
Metres gained: Liam Williams (Scarlets)                          166
Carries: Liam Williams (Scarlets)                                     20
Clean Breaks: Tommy Seymour             (Glasgow Warriors)        5
Defenders Beaten: Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby)           7
Tackles Made: Nic Cudd (Newport-Gwent Dragons)         20
Turnovers Won: Marco Barbini (Benetton Treviso)           3
Offloads: Reynold Lee-Lo                                             3

 

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