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Ospreys v Connacht

Guinness Pro 12 Round 7

Friday 31st October 2014 19:35 On TV: BBC Wales

After both teams strong starts to the season were brought to a shuddering halt last weekend, Ospreys and Connacht will hope to bounce back and end October on a positive note.

Other Match Stats
Ospreys scored 88 points in the 2 matches against Connacht last season picking up the maximum 10 points
Connacht have won only 1 of the last 12 fixtures between the two sides
Connacht have won twice away to the Ospreys October 2003 at St. Helens (33-22) and November 2004 (10-9) at the Gnoll
In the league Ospreys have averaged over 3 tries and 30 points per game to date, they have conceded an average of 1 try per game and 14 points per game

Ospreys Stats
Website: www.ospreysrugby.com/
Founded: 2003
Ground: Liberty Stadium
Capacity: 20,750
Coaches: Steve Tandy
Captain: Alun Wyn Jones

Pro 12 Position 2013/14: 5th P:22 Points:66
Pro 12 Position 2014/15: 1st P:6 Points:26
LV Cup 2013/14: 2nd in Pool 3 Points: 6
Heineken Cup 2013/14: 4th in Pool 1 Points: 5

Previous Fixtures 
Northampton 34-6 Ospreys (Champions Cup Round 2)
Ospreys 42-7 Benetton Treviso (Champions Cup Round 1)
Ospreys 26-15 Cardiff Blues (Pro 12 Round 6)
Zebre 14-15 Ospreys (Pro 12 Round 5)

Next Fixture:
Friday 7th November 2014 Ospreys v Saracens Kick Off: 19:35 @ Liberty Stadium (Anglo Welsh Cup)

European Rugby Champions Cup Standings (Pool 5)
Racing Metro 8
Northampton 5
Ospreys 5
Benetton Treviso 0

Ospreys Ins and Outs 2014/15
Players In
Sam Parry from Newport Gwent Dragons
Dan Evans from Newport Gwent Dragons
Josh Matavesi from Worcester Warriors
Rynier Bernardo from Eastern Province Kings
Gareth Thomas from Carmarthen Quins
Cai Griffiths from London Welsh
Martin Roberts from Bath Rugby
De Kock Steenkamp from Stormers

Players Out
Richard Hibbard to Gloucester Rugby
Joe Rees to Worcester Warriors
Matthew Morgan to Bristol Rugby
Ryan Jones to Bristol Rugby
Tom Isaacs to Gloucester Rugby
Ian Evans to Bristol Rugby
Adam Jones to Cardiff Blues

Previous Meetings
Saturday 10th May 2014
Ospreys 45-20 Connacht
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/15024.php

Saturday 28th September 2013
Connacht 26-43 Ospreys
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/12958.php

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