Connacht Rugby

Match Preview: Ospreys vs Connacht Rugby

Ospreys vs Connacht Rugby: Preview

As we welcome Connacht Rugby to the Stadium, we took a look into the matchup to suitably prepare you for the game.

The Stats

Overall BKT URC head-to-head recordPlayed 36, Ospreys won 23, Connacht won 13.

Last season we won both of our home games against visiting Irish provinces, beating Munster in October and Ulster in December.

We have lost only twice in our last ten home fixtures at Stadium in the BKT URC.

The Team

  1. Rhys Henry
  2. Scott Baldwin ©
  3. Tom Botha
  4. Rhys Davies
  5. Huw Sutton
  6. Ethan Roots
  7. Harri Deaves
  8. Morgan Morris
  9. Reuben Morgan Williams
  10. Jack Walsh
  11. Keelan Giles
  12. Keiran Williams
  13. Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler
  14. Luke Morgan
  15. Max Nagy

16. Sam Parry 17. Garyn Phillips 18. Ben Warren 19. Jack Regan 20. Tristan Davies 21. Matthew Aubrey 22. Luke Scully 23. Cai Evans

The Opposition

  1. Denis Buckley
  2. Dylan Tierney-Martin
  3. Jack Aungier
  4. Oisin Dowling
  5. Gavin Thornbury
  6. Shamus Hurley-Langton
  7. Conor Oliver
  8. Jarrad Butler
  9. Caolin Blade
  10. Jack Carty (C)
  11. John Porch
  12. David Hawkshaw
  13. Tom Farrell
  14. Alex Wootton
  15. Tiernan O’Halloran

16. Grant Stewart 17. Jordan Duggan 18. Sam Illo 19. Darragh Murray 20. Paul Boyle 21. Kieran Marmion 22. Tom Daly 23. Adam Byrne

The Coach

Connacht are a physical team, they always have been. A lot of the Irish outfits are. They’re very efficient at the break down and we're going to need to make sure that we deal with the physicality that they showed against the Scarlets, they did the same against Leinster.

They bring a level of physicality that's very, very challenging. We need to be up for that and we need to be ready for that fight. Because ultimately, it's going to be around physicality and the breakdown where this game is going to be won and lost.