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A late comeback was not enough for Saints as they played the first of the back-to-back fixtures against Ospreys and they will be heading to Swansea this weekend looking to turn things around.

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OSPREYS v SAINTS
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP
SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER 2017
KO 3:15pm

Form Guide

Saints' disappointment continued last weekend as they fell to Ospreys, despite a valiant comeback which saw them score five tries in the final 40 minutes.

Collecting a try bonus point on Saturday, Saints sit bottom of Pool 2 and though their chances of getting to the knock-out stages are dwindling, the side will still have a hand in deciding who does progress.

Before last weekend, Ospreys had not beaten Saints in any competitions, with the men in black, green and gold collecting the win every time they've played at the Liberty Stadium.

 

Earning their first win in this year's European competition last weekend, Ospreys will  be looking to push themselves within touching distance of a second place spot in Pool 2 with another victory this weekend.

But, like Saints, Ospreys have had a tough run of form recently, in fact only winning four games in all competitions so far, taking only three wins from the last ten games.

But with everything to play for as Saracens and Clermont Auvergne go head to head in the other Pool 2 fixture, Ospreys will be hoping to make a charge for the play-off spots.

 

 

Head-to-Head

Previous meetings in all competitions since 2009

Played 7

Northampton wins 6

Ospreys wins 1

Draws 0

Points for 193

Points against 130

Current Standings

Pool 1

Pos Team Pld Win Draw Loss F A TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Atlantique Stade Rochelais 3 3 0 0 124 73 15 10 3 0 15
2 Ulster 3 2 0 1 53 55 5 6 0 0 8
3 Wasps 3 1 0 2 79 78 10 9 2 0 6
4 Harlequins 3 0 0 3 42 92 5 10 0 1 1

Pool 2

Pos Team Pld Win Draw Loss F A TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Saracens 2 2 0 0 93 47 13 5 2 0 10
2 ASM Clermont Auvergne 2 2 0 0 50 28 6 4 1 0 9
3 Ospreys 3 1 0 2 98 94 13 12 2 2 8
4 Northampton Saints 3 0 0 3 52 124 7 18 1 0 1

Pool 3

Pos Team Pld Win Draw Loss F A TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Leinster 3 3 0 0 76 43 10 5 2 0 14
2 Montpellier Herault RC 3 1 0 2 70 73 10 10 2 2 8
3 Exeter Chiefs 3 2 0 1 59 57 7 8 0 0 8
4 Glasgow Warriors 3 0 0 3 55 87 7 11 0 1 1

Pool 4

Pos Team Pld Win Draw Loss F A TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Munster 3 2 1 0 64 34 8 4 1 0 11
2 Castres Olympique 3 1 1 1 62 84 7 10 1 0 7
3 Leicester Tigers 3 1 0 2 82 84 10 11 1 1 6
4 Racing Metro 92 3 1 0 2 42 48 5 5 0 2 6

Pool 5

Pos Team Pld Win Draw Loss F A TF TA TB LB Pts
1 RC Toulonnais 3 3 0 0 75 69 7 6 0 0 12
2 Bath Rugby 3 2 0 1 61 37 4 4 0 1 9
3 Scarlets 3 1 0 2 66 67 8 6 1 2 7
4 Benetton Rugby Treviso 3 0 0 3 57 86 6 9 1 2 3