Leinster v Ospreys – Head2Head

The Guinness PRO14 returns this weekend when the Ospreys head to Dublin to face reigning champions Leinster on Friday night.


At RDS Arena, Dublin, 7.35pm.

Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR, 84th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Eddie Hogan O’Connell, Rob O’Sullivan (both IRFU) TMO: Colin Stanley (IRFU)

Citing Commissioner: Peter Ferguson (IRFU)


Overall Guinness PRO14 head to head record:

Played 31, Leinster won 16, Ospreys won 12 with 3 games drawn


Did you know? 

  • Leinster Rugby’s only defeat in their last eight first team fixtures was by a single point in Toulouse in round 2 of the European Champions Cup.
  • Leinster have lost only one game at the RDS Arena since the start of last season, 15-17 to Benetton in the Guinness PRO14 in April.
  • Ospreys have lost two of their last three Guinness PRO14 fixtures and have only won once away from home this season, 22-8 at Zebre on 29 September.
  • Ospreys have not beaten an Irish province on their own turf since a trip to Connacht in September 2016.
  • The two sides met just once last season with Ospreys victorious at Liberty Stadium, to end a six-game winless run against Leinster.
  • Ospreys most recent victory at the RDS Arena was by a single point in 61 to take the 2012 Championship title.