Ospreys v Leicester

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by An Tarbh, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Probably the biggest match of the weekend with both sides knowing a win will be enough to take them through.

    Leicester will top the pool if they get a bonus point win while they'll secure a best runner-up spot if Clermont manage to get the bp win away to Viadana.

    The Ospreys know that a win will also be enough to see them get through as a best runner-up, their chances of topping the pool are slim as they need Viadana to cause an upset against Clermont.

    As for the match itself it's also the hardest to call of the weekend, with their home form you'd expect the Ospreys to take it but if there's any side that can go away from home in the final round to pick up a win to get through it's Leicester and their recent form is none too shabby either.

    Should be a tense occasion in Swansea.
     
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  3. If the Ospreys can score 4 tries they'll top the pool as well. COME ON OSPREYS!

    Ospreys
    15 Lee Byrne
    14 Tommy Bowe
    13 Andrew Bishop
    12 James Hook
    11 Shane Williams
    10 Dan Biggar
    9 Ricky Januarie

    1 Paul James
    2 Richard Hibbard
    3 Adam Jones
    4 Alun-Wyn Jones
    5 Jonathan Thomas
    6 Jerry Collins
    7 Marty Holah
    8 Ryan Jones (Capt)

    Replacements:
    16 Huw Bennett
    17 Ryan Bevington
    18 Cai Griffiths
    19 Ian Gough
    20 Filo Tiatia
    21 Jamie Nutbrown
    22 Sonny Parker
    23 Nikki Walker

    Leicester Tigers
    15 Scott Hamilton
    14 Johne Murphy
    13 Dan Hipkiss
    12 Jeremy Staunton
    11 Lote Tuqiri
    10 Toby Flood
    9 Ben Youngs
    1 Marcos Ayerza
    2 Mefin Davies
    3 Dan Cole
    4 Louis Deacon ©
    5 Geoff Parling
    6 Craig Newby
    7 Lewis Moody
    8 Jordan Crane

    Replacements
    16 George Chuter
    17 Boris Stankovich
    18 Martin Castrogiovanni
    19 Ben Kay
    20 Ben Woods
    21 James Grindal
    22 Aaron Mauger
    23 Alesana Tuilagi
     
  4. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    I'm not sure who to cheer for, Stan and Johne or Tommy. I hate the Osprey's, but they play some nice stuff. I'm actually a proper neutral atm, which is a rare enough occurence.
     
  5. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Jan 22 2010, 05:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I hope Staunton scores 4 try's and is MOTM :p
    Great to see him in for big games as he has great skill just never seems to get the rub-of-the-green.
     
  6. Tommy Bowe. You all love Tommy Bowe.
     
  7. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DuncTheDoodle @ Jan 23 2010, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Tommy Bowe is a legend :bravo:
     
  8. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Jan 23 2010, 11:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Tommy Bowe is a ligind :bravo:
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    Fixed.
     
  9. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (shtove @ Jan 23 2010, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Tommy Bowe is a ligind :bravo:
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    Fixed.
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    Well Said :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  10. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    Game getting close now. Should be a great game, well unless Leicester get their way and slowly kill off the game with their forwards....... Leicesters best chance really is to choke the Ospreys of possesion, depriving our backs of enough ball, and it's a tactic that could work, and their the best equiped team to do so. I just hope this potentially great fixture doesn't go that way (he says in a biased way), and we see a relitively open game of rugby.

    What's the weather like in Swansea today? Hope it's not ******* it down!

    We need to see alot more from Alun-Wyn, Jonathan Thomas and Ryan Jones this week, as those three were either quiet (JT & Ryan) or had appalling games last week (Alun-Wyn). The only two that stood up physically against Clermont were Collins and Hibbard (and many of the backs to be fair, even Biggar), the others have gotta follow suit. It's been the downfall of the Ospreys on so many occasions now, they can't allow it to be again today.
     
  11. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    hope Coles rips James apart. great oppurtunity for him.
     
  12. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    Ospreys Try - Bowe!

    Lovely kick through by Hook, Bowe picks up and scores it.

    14 - 9 Ospreys
     
  13. Clermont already have the BP so the quarterfinals are getting close for the french team with that Tommy Bowe try!
     
  14. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Guest

    Mission ascomplished for Clermont, Go on Osprey's !
     
  15. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    14 - 9 Ospreys HT
     
  16. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    Biggar misses 3 Point Penalty - Poor Miss!!!
     
  17. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    Drop Goal misses by Byrne followed by Biggar!
     
  18. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    Flood Penalty

    14 - 12 Ospreys
     
  19. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    Great Game, Fast and Open.

    Coles subbed for Castrogiovanni

    Tuilgai comes on for Murphy
     
  20. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    Biggar Penalty

    17 - 12
     
  21. GJ#1

    GJ#1 Guest

    Lot of tension in this game, something is going to brew over!
     
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