Ospreys were looking to bounce back following a last second loss to the Scarlets in Llanelli, while Glasgow Warriors posed an imposing challenge following a comprehensive victory in Scotstoun over Exeter Chiefs in the Heineken Champions Cup.
The two outside halves, Ospreys’ Gareth Anscombe and Glasgow’s Ross Thompson, exchanged penalties in the opening skirmishes before Glasgow’s Cole Forbes and Sione Tuipolotu crossed the whitewash for a try each, both converted by Thompson. Anscombe kept Ospreys in the game, however, with three further penalties from the tee, ensuring that only one score separated the two sides at half-time.
Half time score: Glasgow Warriors 17 Ospreys 12
It was the Warriors that grew into the game more in the second half, with fullback Duncan Weir claiming the first of three second half tries scored in the second half by the hosts. Tuipolotu claimed a second, showing great power and pace to get through the defence once more, while the third came through hooker Fraser Brown at the back of a powerful maul.
Ospreys did manage to get over the whitewash, with outside half Anscombe splitting the defence and feeding an inside ball to fullback Dan Evans to score under the posts. Unfortunately, not enough against the Warriors.
Final score: Glasgow Warriors 38 Ospreys 19