Ospreys Through To Edf Semi Final

James Hook began the match with a penalty intimidating Bristol within the first two minutes of the game. Another penalty was awarded to Bristol with no10 Jason Strangee taking the penalty which resulted in a 3 pointer for Bristol equalising the game.

The ospreys began to dominate territory and possession, they showed hunger for points but the penalty by James Hook fell short from the post. It was an impressive start to the game by the ospreys with 3 points and a great deal of possession.

Justin Marshall retaliated with a try for the Ospreys leaving James Hook with the conversion which put the ospreys in the lead. The Ospreys took control and once again put pressure on Bristol.

Bristol"€™s No 16 Saul Nelson was replaced by David Blaney.

Bristol enjoyed some time in the Ospreys territory and made every attempt to brake through to score a try but the Ospreys showed strength. The score remained at 10-3 yet Bristol seemed to grow in confidence with Josh looking particularly dynamic in attack with several good runs.

James Hook ended the first half with a try which again fell short leaving the half time score 10-3.

Second half

An impressive beginning by James Hook who was on form, took the Ospreys forward followed by a conversion. This game the Ospreys had an obvious boost and the atmosphere was electric with the home crowd cheering their players along.

They took control and once again put pressure on Bristol with Huw Bennett scoring an unconverted try. The Ospreys drove through the Bristol pack showing great skill and determination, Nikki Walkers combined power and pace resulted in a unconverted try. The Home team were given a Bonus Point leaving the score at 27-3.

Half way through the second half we saw many changes in both sides.

Brent Cockbain, Andrew Lloyd, Martin Roberts, Gavin Henson and Andrew Bishop replaced Duncan Jones, Filo Tiatia, Justin Marshall and Jonathan Vaughton and Nikki Walker for the Ospreys.

Bristol replacements were Dave Attwood for Mariano Sambucetti and Greg Nicholls for Brian O"€™Riordan.

With just over 10 minutes to go Gareth Griffiths replaced Jason Strangee and the Ospreys replaced Barry Williams for Huw Bennett.

Alun Wyn Jones"€™s performance and continued hunger to win resulted in a well deserved Man of the Match.

With just minutes left to the game the Ospreys ended the match as they started with another try by Barry Williams. James Hook converted leaving the score at 34-4. The Ospreys displayed such sophistication which resulted in a well deserved victory and that all important point to secure their place in the semi final.

Final Score 34-3.