PRO12 Preview: Ospreys v Connacht

03 January 2017

PRO12 Preview: Ospreys v Connacht

Did you know?

  • Ospreys Rugby have lost just one of their last seven Guinness PRO12 fixtures: 0-33 at Munster in round 8.

  • The Welshmen are the best home side in the PRO12 this season having dropped only one possible league point in their six encounters at Liberty Stadium so far.

  • Connacht have lost their last two Guinness PRO12 matches to fellow Irish provinces, Ulster and Munster, over the festive period.

  • Connacht’s only victory in their last five visits to Wales was 26-21 against Newport Gwent Dragons in February 2016.

  • Ospreys only two previous defeats to Connacht since the 2012/13 season both came last season when Connacht became champions. Prior to this the Irishmen’s previous victory on Ospreys soil came at The Gnoll in November 2004.

Played 27, Ospreys won 19, Connacht won 8.

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Ospreys v Connacht
At Liberty Stadium
Kick off 1.30pm
Live on Sky Sports               

Referee: John Lacey (IRFU, 59th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Gary Conway (IRFU), Dewi Phillips (WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Gwyn Bowden (WRU)
TMO: Neil Paterson (SRU)

DateVenueOCOspreys scorersConnacht scorers
Sat 10 May 14Liberty Stadium4520Nicky Smith(T) Jeff Hassler(T) Dan Baker(T) Ashley Beck(2T) Dan Biggar(6C/P) Alun Wyn Jones(T)Conor Gilsenan(T) Denis Buckley(T) Darragh Leader(T) Miah Nikora(C/P)
Fri 31 Oct 14Liberty Stadium2611Sam Davies(2C/4P) Jeff Hassler(T) Martin Roberts(T)Eoin McKeon(T) Craig Ronaldson(2P)
Sat 16 May 15Sportsground2420Dan Biggar(T/3C/P) Ben John(T) Rhys Webb(T)Denis Buckley(T) Jack Carty(2C/2P) Eoghan Masterson(T)
Sat 24 Oct 15Liberty Stadium1621Sam Davies(2P) Dan Baker(T) Justin Tipuric(T)Matt Healy(T) Jack Carty(2P) Bundee Aki(T) Craig Ronaldson(C/P)
Sat 27 Feb 16Sportsground2230Dan Baker(T) Rhys Webb(T) Sam Davies(2C/P) Ben John(T)Aj MacGinty(T) Matt Healy(T) Craig Ronaldson(3C/3P) Bundee Aki(T)
Sat 10 Sep 16Sportsground3211Tyler Ardron(T) Sam Davies(3C/2P) Jeff Hassler(T) Rhys Webb(2T)Eoin McKeon(T) Jack Carty(2P)



Last 3 PRO12 results:2 Dec - Edinburgh (H) W 31-223 Dec - Treviso (H) W 47-8
 27 Dec - Scarlets (H) W 19-923 Dec - Ulster (A) L 7-23
 1 Jan - Dragons (A) W 10-031 Dec - Munster (H) L 9-16
PRO12 2016/172nd - W9 D0 L3 - 44pts8th - W4 D0 L7 - 21pts
Last 6 PRO12 formWlwWWw (23pts)llWWlL (11pts)
Top try scorer5 - Ben John4 - Niyi Adeolokun
Top points scorer62 - Sam Davies68 - Jack Carty