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