Gareth Davies

Ospreys vs Scarlets: Ones to Watch

The big one is upon us, Ospreys vs Scarlets. A rivalry enriched with tradition, it’s a date that players from each team look straight towards when the fixtures are announced.

There’s going to be head to heads across the pitch, so here is this week’s Ones to Watch.


 Johnny McNicholl

King of the offload, McNicholl is a master of drawing in defenders through contact and shipping the ball off to his supporting runners. The New Zealand born Welsh international is a great reader of the game and can spot a gap in opposition defence from a mile off. The wing/full-back has made the joint-second most offloads of any player in this season’s BKT URC.


Vaea Fifita

Fifita has been a Talisman for the Scarlets since joining before the start of last season. A disruptor of the set piece, he has claimed the joint-most lineout steals of any player in the league this year.

A former All Black, Fifita now represents Tonga at international level. Despite his home nation struggling, he was a standout performer in the early stages, putting up a quality performance in a tough game against Ireland. His set piece contributions will be a strong contributor for the Scarlets on Sunday.


Gareth Davies

Davies returns to the side after being rested for the Scarlets game against Leinster last week. Davies was Wales’ starting scrum half at the RWC and put in some top performances.

Davies has 74 caps for Wales, and eight tries at the Rugby World Cup, making him the record try scoring scrum half in the tournament. The sneaky half back knows his way to the tryline, so don’t be surprised if he manages a score in the WWD.

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