Cardiff Rugby vs Ospreys: Stat Attack

With a monstrous matchup against Cardiff Rugby on New Year’s Day, we looked at the numbers around Ospreys and Cardiff, and the history between the two teams.

Historically, we have had the edge over Cardiff, but our opposition are coming into the game on great form.

The teams have played 38 times against each other over the years, with Ospreys scoring strong in the win column. 27 wins for the Ospreys, 1 draw and 10 wins for Cardiff Rugby. As you’d expect, this has also led to the Ospreys being comfortably ahead on points (893-672) and tries (92-56).

We’ve won 19 of our last 22 United Rugby Championship matches against Cardiff Rugby, including each of the last four, and held them to just six points or fewer in each of the last two meetings in Cardiff.

The last time the two teams faced was back in April. Ospreys came away from Cardiff Arms Park with a 22-6 win. Rhys Webb, Dewi Lake and Sam Parry were the try scorers on the day.  

The breakdown has been a hotly debated topic going into this one and rightly so. Ospreys and Cardiff Rugby are two of just four teams to have only conceded 110 turnovers or fewer in the BKT URC so far this season, while Cardiff have also won at least 10 more turnovers than any other side in the league this term.