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Ospreys vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Ospreys 6-21 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Ospreys 13-26 Saints

Attendance

2,439

Referee

Craig Evans

Ospreys Rugby
Ospreys
13

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
26
Ospreys Rugby
P
P
T
C
KOHTFT
Northampton Saints
T
C
T
C
T
C
T

And that's that!

A brilliant first effort from a mixed Saints side in a wet and windy Bridgend!

And they add the extras with the last play of the game.

Try Ospreys

After putting the yards in, it pays off for the home side as they score at the death. 

79

Ospreys press on in the games dying minutes, working their way upto Saints' 22 before earning themselves a penalty. The ball is sent into the corner for a lineout inside Saints' 22. 

78

Ospreys look to maul from the lineout but Saints hold them there. They clear and Tuitavake can't keep a hold of the high ball. The home side play on with the advantage.

78

A more solid scrum this time but Saints press on off the base. A penalty comes for Ospreys though and Evans sends it to touch. 

77

Saints push forwards from the lineout and earn another penalty in the maul. The forwards opt for a scrum.

75

Another huge shove from Saints at the scrum and another penalty there. Biggar sends to the corner.

74

Biggar sends the ball skyward and the ball comes forwards off home hands on the way down. Scrum Saints inside Ospreys' 22. 

72

Free kick Saints at the scrum as Ospreys push earl. Tupai takes it quickly and Saints press again. 

71

Scrappy again at the lineout and Ospreys manage to take the ball, but knock on just after at the breakdown. Scrum Saints.

70

Saints press but as the rain doubles it's efforts the ball is lost forwards again. Ospreys send the ball to touch.

69

Penalty Saints at the scrum after the forwards produce another good shove. Biggar sends to touch for a lineout inside Ospreys' half. 

67

The home side come forwards but slippy ball forces a knock on and Saints will have the scrum.

66

Another strong effort from Saints at the scrum but the home side retain the ball once again. They're pushing around the 22 now.

65

Better control from Saints at the lineout but they knock on at the breakdown after and Ospreys have the scrum inside Saints' 22. 

64

Scrappy from Saints in the air and Ospreys collect the loose ball. Davies clears to Worley before Collins clears himself. The home side return his effort, finding touch this time. Lineout Saints on their own 22. 

63

Strong shove from Saints at the scrum this time and Biggar makes no mistake finding touch either. Lineout Saints on Ospreys' 22. 

62

Saints push at the scrum but Ospreys retain possession and push their way over the halfway line. The home side look to move quickly but concede a penalty which Biggar sends to touch a little too long, instead finding the dead ball area. We come back for a scrum on halfway. 

60

Saints press and then clear from the scrum but a knock on under the high ball sees Ospreys with another scrum on halfway.

Waller, Onojaife and Tupai enter play, with Davis, Ratuniyarawa and  Mitchell making way.

58

Ospreys maul from the lineout again and get close before the ball pops out into Ratuniyarawa's hands. Mitchell clears well for an Ospreys lineout.

57

Ospreys maul from the lineout and make their way into Saints' 22 before the ball comes out to the midfield. A huge tackle from Strachan slows though but we come back for a penalty in the build up. Davies chips to the corner again.

55

Ospreys try a cornfield chip but Ludlam is there to cover. The home side push on and though Saints' defence is good, Ospreys earn a penalty. Davies kicks to touch for a lineout on Saints' 22.

54

Saints clear the restart and Ospreys have the lineout just inside Saints' half. A fumble at the breakdown sees them pushed back though and Saints press their defence.

Ludlam replaces Haskell as we restart.

54

Biggar...

... sends the conversion just wide - much to the delight of the home crowd.

TRYYYYYY API!!!

It's the flying Fijian that barges his way over for the score as Saints get over the line again!

52

Gray's throw finds Ryan and Burrell barges through the midfield before Saints ship it wide. Tuitavake is there and Saints push themselves close...

51

Ospreys hold possession at the lineout before clearing to touch. Lineout Saints inside the home 22. 

50

Mitchell boxes and Saints manage to keep the ball before the scenario plays out again. Saints are pushing inside Ospreys' half before Collins punts through to the corner. Lineout Ospreys in their own 22. 

50

Biggar sends it skyward before the home side return it. Collins is there and Saints push on. 

49

Ospreys clear from the back of the scrum but the ball rolls dead and Saints will have the 22 drop.

47

A maul from Saints at the lineout gets them forwards before Reinach clears. Worley is in chase but Ospreys get there first. They clear and Collins is there. He comes forwards but his offload to Tuitavake goes forwards. Scrum Ospreys.

46

Ospreys look to maul from the lineout but Saints work hard and earn the penalty. Biggar clears to touch for a lineout near halfway.

45

Ospreys manage to keep the ball at the scrum and they clear off the back. Collins is there under the high ball but goof defence from Ospreys earns them the penalty. They kick to the corner for a lineout.

43

Saints do well in the scrum but the ball comes forwards again in the wet. Ospreys clear but Tuitavake is there to keep the ball alive. He comes forwards but so does the ball again and Ospreys have the scrum.

42

Lineout Saints then and in the wet it comes forwards off Ryan's hands in the air. Scrum Ospreys metres from their line.

41

Harrison picks from the base and drives forwards. Help finds him but the referee awards Saints' a penalty and Biggar sends the ball into the corner.

40

And we're back underway here. Saints collect Ospreys' clearing kick well before earning a scrum just inside the home side's half.

A raft of changes for Saints as we get back underway. 

Gray, Painter, Craig, Ryan, Harrison, Biggar, Worley, Burrell, Tuitavake, Strachan and Collins all on. Fish, Franks, Barrow, Gibson, Eadie, Grayson, Pisi, Hutchinson, Dingwall, Sleightholme and Emery take their leave.

A knock on comes for Saints though and we end the half there.

39

Another strong scrum from Saints before the ball comes out to the centres. Hutchinson barges forwards before Gibson takes over. And then Saints earn a penalty for their efforts, taking it quickly to get themselves into the 22. 

38

Eventually we come back for the knock on and Saints will have the scrum just outside Ospreys' 22. 

38

Eventually we come back for the knock on and Saints will have the scrum just outside Ospreys' 22. 

38

An overthrown from Saints at the lineout gives the home side the chance to clear but Emery is there under the high ball. Saints push forwards once more, this time with an advantage coming.

37

A strong scrum for Saints and with an advantage coming, Eadie picks up from the back. Saints push forwards with Ratuniyarawa getting them on the front foot before we come back for the penalty. Grayson nudges it to the corner.

35

Scrappy from both sides at the lineout, with Ospreys knocking on on the floor. Scrum Saints then.

34

Ospreys get up for the lineout and clear well. Lineout Saints just outside the home 22.

33

A free kick for Saints at the lineout as Ospreys' hooker is deemed to have dummied. Saints take it quickly and power through the midfield. The ball comes wide to Gibson, isolated he passes to Eadie but the number eight is just pushed into touch before he can dot down.

31

Ospreys earn an early penalty and chip through to the corner. The lineout goes Saints' way and Mitchell clears from the base. Lineout Ospreys back at halfway. 

Van Wyk, Barrow, Brussow and Reinach make way for Davis, Ratuniyarawa, Haskell and Mitchell as we restart.

Grayson...

... again adds the extras!

TRYYYYY FISH!!

The forwards work hard around the line and Fish is the man over the line!!

27

Saints push but Ospreys get their hands to the ball and clear. We come back for a penalty to Saints in the build up though. Saints take it quickly and are close...

27

Saints push forwards from the lineout, with Hutchinson working his way close. But the referee signals a penalty for Saints and Grayson nudges it to the corner. Lineout Saints on the five metre.

26

Saints collect the restart well and Grayson clears to touch. Lineout Ospreys inside their own half. 

Grayson...

... is again on the money with the conversion!

TRYYYY RIBBANS!!

A huge maul from the pack pushes over the line and in the mass of bodies it's Ribbans that comes up with the ball. 

24

A flowing backs move nearly comes off for Saints but we come back for a penalty at the scrum. Grayson sends it to touch. Lineout Saints inside Ospreys' 22 again. 

23

Ospreys' maul forwards but are held up by Saints and the away team earn the scrum.

22

Saints maul up before Reinach pulls the ball out. Saints' backs ship the ball out before the scrum-half punts it into the corner. Lineout Ospreys again.

21

This lineout goes Ospreys' way and Habberfield clears to touch. Lineout Saints inside Ospreys' 22.

21

Pisi gets up to take hold of a nudge forwards from Grayson. And Saints are pressing inside Ospreys' half. Grayson chips through to touch and perfectly finds the corner flag. Lineout Ospreys on their five metre line.

Grayson...

... adds the extras from in front of the posts to put Saints ahead.

TRYYYYY SLEIGHTS!!!

A brilliant effort from the young winger, who dinks his way past several defenders on his way to dot down under the posts!

19

Ospreys are defending hard and push Saints back but concede a penalty. Reinach takes it quickly and Saints are soon back up to the 22 again. The ball comes wide to Sleightholme...

17

Another steal from Saints at the lineout and they're pushing around the 22 now. 

16

A solid scrum from both sides and Ospreys chip over to try to find space. Williams nearly makes it through but Emery is there. Saints collect the loose ball and clear and after some aerial tennis, Hutchinson gets up to punt the ball into touch. Lineout Ospreys inside their own half.

16

A solid scrum from both sides and Ospreys chip over to try to find space. Williams nearly makes it through but Emery is there. Saints collect the loose ball and clear and after some aerial tennis, Hutchinson gets up to punt the ball into touch. Lineout Ospreys inside their own half.

Ospreys' Jones takes his leave, with Ratti replacing him.

13

Reinach pushes up from the restart and looks to intercept. He gets close before Pisi tries but we come back for the original knock on from Reinach. Scrum Ospreys just inside Saints' half. 

Davies...

... converts this kick into points too.

11

Another good scrum from the home side and another penalty there for them. Davies points the posts again.

9

A steal at the lineout for Saints and Grayson looks to clear. His nudge is just too long though and we come back for a scrum just metres into Saints' half.

8

Ospreys push forwards at the scrum and earn a penalty there. Davies clears to touch for a lineout around halfway.

7

Despite the conditions its a good scrum from Saints and they press on to the left. There's a forward pass as Saints get close though, scrum Ospreys inside their own 22. 

5

Good pressure from Saints at the restart forces Davies to clear and Emery is there. The young fullback pushes forwards before Pisi takes over down the right wing. A chip through from Saints finds Ospreys hands but the ball is soon recovered. Saints push inside the 22 before we come back for a knock on in the build up. Scrum Saints.

Davies...

... sends the long kick through to open the scoring.

4

Saints collect the lineout well and clear but concede a penalty at the breakdown just inside their own half and Davies opts for the long ranger.

3

Ospreys press but some good defence from Saints holds them. The home side chip through for another lineout, this one on Saints' 22. 

2

A bit of a fumble at the lineout in the wet but Ospreys keep it and push up. Saints do well to scoop up the loose ball though and Reinach clears well. Lineout Ospreys.

1

A penalty comes for Ospreys as they get over the ball at the breakdown. Davies sends it to touch for a lineout on Saints' 22. 

HERE WE GO!

The first outing of the 2018/19 season is underway!

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Ospreys Rugby
Ospreys
13
Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
26