Following on from the boys’ massive victory against the Sharks, we welcome the Glasgow Warriors to the Swansea.com Stadium for Round 4 of the BKT URC.
With that in mind, here is this week’s Stat Attack.
The Ospreys have won each of their last two BKT URC home games against the Glasgow Warriors after losing two in a row previously, however, Ospreys have not won three consecutive home games against the Warriors since winning each of their first six between February 2004 and May 2009.
We have lost just two of their last 12 BKT URC home matches against Scottish sides (W9 D1) and have won each of their three such games, scoring 23+ points and conceding fewer than 20 in each.
That being said, the Glasgow Warriors are on quite the hot streak recently, finishing fourth in the league last year, having won six of their last seven matches in the BKT URC, not including the playoffs.
The Warriors have been clinical at the breakdown this season. They are the only side to have completed their attacking rucks in under three seconds on average in the league this year.
Rory Darge has been one of the standouts for Glasgow this season. He has beaten nine defenders, the third highest tally of any forward – Darge also ranks joint-fourth for tackles made in the league this term, alongside teammate Scott Cummings with 44 each.
When looking at stats standouts for the Ospreys, Max Nagy springs to mind. Nagy is one of just four players to have gained 250+ metres in the BKT URC this season, having gained 114 metres in Ospreys’ most recent match, his most ever in a single league game.