The Ospreys last visit to face the Dragons in May saw them secure a 42-26 victory, scoring five tries in the process, with Dewi Cross, Morgan Morris, Rueben Morgan-Williams, Dan Evans and Max Nagy all crossing the whitewash.
Next up is another classic Welsh derby with Capital city rivals, Cardiff Rugby, the visitors for the Ospreys first home game of the season in the URC at the Swansea.com Stadium on Saturday, October 2nd (KO: 7.35pm)
The following week, the Ospreys will host one of the South African ‘Big Four’ now in the URC for the first time, when they face the Cell C Sharks from Natal at home for the first time on Friday, October 8th(KO: 7.35pm)
The Durban-based Cell C Sharks reached the Super Rugby final on four occasions - 1996, 2001, 2007 and 2012 – but never won the title and will be looking to go one better in the URC.
The Ospreys then hit the road to face Benetton Rugby, who lifted last season’s Rainbow Cup with an impressive victory 35-8 win over the Vodacom Bulls of South Africa in Treviso, on Saturday, October 16th (KO: 3pm)
Munster, the former European Cup and Celtic League champions, are the next visitors to the Swansea.com Stadium for the final game of the first block of URC games on Saturday, October 23rd (KO: 7.35pm)
OSPREYS FIRST FIVE UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES:
Dragons v OSPREYS, Sun, Sept 26th (kick-off 2pm)
OSPREYS v Cardiff Rugby, Sat, Oct 2nd, (7.35pm)
OSPREYS v Cell C Sharks, Fri, Oct 8th, (7.35pm)
Benetton Rugby v OSPREYS, Sat, Oct 16th, (3pm)
OSPREYS v Munster, Sat, Oct 23, (7.35pm)