The Guinness PRO14 returns this weekend with the Ospreys returning to the Morganstone Brewery Field in Bridgend to face Ulster on Friday night – here’s all you need to know about the fixture.
OSPREYS v ULSTER
At Morganstone Brewery Field, Bridgend, 7.35pm.
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU, 17th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Dan Jones, Ben Breakspear (both WRU)
TMO: Tim Hayes (WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Ray Wilton (WRU)
Overall Guinness PRO14 head to head record:
Played 30, Ospreys won 14 Ulster won 16.
Did you know?
- Ospreys last six matches in Guinness PRO14 have all been won by the home side on the day.
- Ospreys only home defeat in the Championship since November 2017 was when Glasgow visited Liberty Stadium last November.
- Ospreys have played two previous PRO14 encounters at Morganstone Brewery Field, beating Celtic Warriors there in October 2003 (an away game) and overcoming Connacht 22-17 last October.
- Ulster are unbeaten in their last three matches in all tournaments since tripping up to Leinster at the RDS Arena on 5 January.
- The Ulstermen have lost their last three away games in Guinness PRO14 since beating Benetton in Treviso in round 8
- Ulster have lost just one of their last eight fixtures against Welsh Regions in all competitions.
- Ulster’s only loss in their last six encounters with Ospreys was 10-24 at Liberty Stadium in April 2017.
- Ulster have visited Bridgend just once before, beating Celtic Warriors there 28-0 in March 2004.