Christmas means Guinness PRO14 derbies, and here’s the lowdown on the BIG one, Ospreys v Scarlets, this Saturday at the Liberty Stadium, 3pm KO.
OSPREYS RUGBY v SCARLETS
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 51st competition game)
Assistant Referees: Nigel Owens, Simon Rees (both WRU)
TMO: Jon Mason (WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Jeff Mark (WRU)
Overall Guinness PRO14 head to head record:
Played 31, Ospreys won 18, Scarlets won 12 with 1 game drawn.
Did you know?
- Ospreys Rugby have lost only one of their last dozen home games in any competition: 20-29 to Glasgow Warriors at Liberty Stadium in round 8 of the Guinness PRO14.
- Ospreys record in their last eight fixtures against fellow Welsh regions in the Championship is an even won four, lost four, however all four defeats were inflicted by Scarlets.
- Scarlets two defeats in the last six rounds of the Guinness PRO14 were both on away trips to Scotland, in rounds 8 and 10.
- Scarlets only away win in any tournament this season was 41-34 against Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on 26 October.
- Scarlets have won their last ten encounters with fellow Welsh regions in the Championship since their defeat to Ospreys at Liberty Stadium in December 2016.
- Scarlets have won their last four matches against Ospreys and have now won at Liberty Stadium on three occasions in thirteen previous visits.