Connacht have won their last four first team fixtures with their 51-34 victory at Zebre on Saturday returning them to the top of the Guinness PRO12 table for the first time since November. Connacht’s only defeat in their last ten contests at the Sportsground in all competitions came when Ulster were the visitors in the PRO12 on 26 December.

Ospreys have lost only one of their last nine Guinness PRO12 encounters: 9-22 at home to Leinster in round 12. The Welsh region have won their last three away games in the PRO12 and have never won four in a row on their travels in the history of the competition.

Connacht beat Ospreys 21-16 at Liberty Stadium in round 5 and have only once before achieved a season’s double over the Welshmen, in the regions inaugural season in 2003/04. Ospreys have won on six of their last seven visits to Galway.

Connacht v Ospreys
Saturday February 27th
At the Sportsground, 7.35pm
Live on TG4

 

Referee: George Clancy (IRFU, 76th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Andy Brace, John Carvill (both IRFU)
Citing Commissioner:  Tim Lowry (IRFU)
TMO: Jude Quinn (IRFU) 

HEAD TO HEAD – RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS

Date Venue

C

O

Connacht scorers Ospreys scorers
Fri 15 Feb 13 Sportsground

22

10

Willie Faloon(T) Dan Parks(C/D/4P) Matthew Morgan(C/P) Kahn Fotuali’i(T)
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)

 

 

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