Ospreys vs Glasgow Warriors: Ones to Watch

We may have beaten the Warriors at the Stadium last season, but their squad is brimming with talent and will be a stern challenge as we look to back up our famous win against the Hollywoodbets Sharks in London last week.  Any of the back field could easily make the cut for our three to watch, and there’s quality in the pack too. This week’s ones to watch are:

Sione Tuipulotu

The Glasgow centre has been in scintillating form, scoring last weekend as Glasgow defeated last year’s URC finalists the Stormers. Known for his dynamic combination with Huw Jones (often dubbed Huwipulotu), he will be without his usual partner in crime who is out having further scans on a toe injury. The cliché ‘triple threat’ is often thrown around, but Tuipulotu is known for barnstorming runs, a deft touch from the boot, as well as an eye for a gap. He’s a real danger man who can stretch even the strongest of defences and certainly lives up to his clichéd billing.


Sebastian Cancelliere

The wee man on the wings for Glasgow is one to keep an eye out for. Last season the Argentinian international was right up there statistically, coming in 2nd in the league for clean breaks, whilst also making an impressive 686 metres and beating 33 defenders. He may be diminutive, but he reads the game excellently in both attack and defence. Capable of covering nine too, Cancelliere is a box of tricks who the boys will have to close down early on Saturday if they are to stop him in attack. 


Johnny Matthews

At international level Scotland love to attack using their hookers and this extends to their clubs too. Johnny Mathews has a scintillating try scoring record. The Scottish hooker scored a record five tries against Dragons last season, taking his tally last season to 13 tries is 19 games, despite starting only 9 of those games. Coming back from a tough Rugby World Cup campaign where he scored his debut Scotland try, he dotted down twice more in last weekends victory at Scotstoun against the Stormers. As with any forward, Matthews is comfortable pushing over scores from the back of rolling mauls, but what sets him apart is his running in the loose. As one of the forwards most familiar with the try line in the league, he really is one to keep your eyes on.


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