Ospreys fans set to kick for a place in the

Two Ospreys supporters will get the chance to kick for a place in the Grand Final at half-time during Saturday's crucial Magners League game against Munster at the Liberty Stadium (KO 6.30pm).


Jason Downing and Kim Lawrence will pull on their kicking boots in front of thousands of fans during the interval, where they will put their goal kicking abilities to the test on the Liberty Stadium turf.

Back in December, January and February, the Magners League ran an exclusive competition, offering supporters of all 12 teams in the competition the chance to kick for glory at the 2011 Grand Final.

Thousands answered a simple question correctly and were automatically entered into a draw, with over 200 fantastic prizes up for grabs, with six winners from each of the 12 clubs getting a once-in-a-lifetime experience that included a behind the scenes tour and a kicking master class with a from one of the players from their team.

To top it all, the master class finished with a competitive element as our kickers went head-to-head by kicking for the posts from three different positions along the 22.

What happens next?

The top two kickers from each team now have the chance to kick on the big stage as they step out at a Magners League match in Round 21 or 22.

But the prize doesn’t end there, either. The winning kickers from the two teams who reach the Grand Final will repeat the process at the League’s showpiece event on Saturday, May 28 when they really will be hunting for Grand Final glory.

At the Ospreys, it was James Hook who took the competitors on a guided tour of the Liberty Stadium, while Dan Biggar, who needs just nine points to complete 500 in the Magners League, hosted a master class at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, which was attended by Matthew Yates, Jonathan Phillips, Jason Downing, Kim Lawrence, Jim Hussell and Tracey Harris.

Biggar commented:

“I really enjoyed meeting the winners and they picked up a few tips very quickly. They improved quite a lot over the hour we had getting ready for the competition. I’m pretty sure that whoever represents the Ospreys, if we make it to the Grand Final again will do a great job for us.”

Don't miss out on what promised to a fun-packed Easter day out for all the family and get your tickets now - with prices starting at just £1 a child, when accompanied by a paying adult.