With more than 20,000 tickets sold for the Boxing Day Magners League clash against the Scarlets (KO 4.10pm), there are just a handful of tickets remaining on sale.
The Christmas derby fixture is heading for a third consecutive capacity crowd following sell-outs for the 50-24 win in 2006, and the 20-6 win two years later, as the Ospreys look to make it a hat-trick of full houses and a hat-trick of festive wins over the Scarlets at the Liberty Stadium.
Fly-half Dan Biggar was an unused replacement in the 2008 win and he says he’s looking forward to tasting some of the Boxing Day derby action at the Liberty Stadium:
“It was great just to be involved in the matchday 22 two years ago, so it’ll be fantastic to be out there in front of a full house at the Liberty Stadium, the first time for me. These Christmas derbies are always great games, and the atmosphere will be pretty special. After the way the fans got behind us against Munster last weekend we’ll all be looking for the same again. They did a brilliant job and really lifted us when we needed it so it was great to reward them with a win. Hopefully they’ll be the same again on Boxing Day.”
Ospreys winger Shane Williams will miss the game after his dislocating his shoulder last month, but he says he is looking forward to watching the game:
“Obviously as a player I’d rather be out there in the middle of it, but seeing as I can’t, then I’m going to enjoy what will be a special occasion. Ospreys V Scarlets is always fantastic, it’s about big crowds and a great atmosphere, and this will be no different.
“I’m not the best watcher of rugby at the best of times, but this game is one I wouldn’t want to miss, like any Osprey. I’ve got my seat for the game sorted but I wouldn’t want any Ospreys fans to miss out, if you haven’t got yours yet then do it now or you won’t get to be part of the biggest crowd of the season.”
Just a few dozen tickets remain and they are all expected to be snapped up ahead of match day itself, so you should act now if you are still to purchase tickets for the game.
The Liberty Stadium Ticket Office will be open 10am-6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, closing at 4pm on Christmas Eve. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ospreysrugby.com, or via the Ticket Hotline on 08700 400 004.