The West Wales Derby. The Battle of the Bridge. In the heartlands of Welsh Rugby, a storm is brewing.
Sunday 26th November at the Swansea.com Stadium, Ospreys vs Scarlets. Here’s the numbers behind the fixture.
Ospreys are unbeaten in their last three BKT URC matches against Scarlets and have scored 2+ tries in each half of each of their last two home games in the fixture.
Nagy is still a stat standout in the league. He is one of just two players to have gained 400+ metres in the United Rugby Championship this season and has made the most carries of any back in the league this term.
For the Scarlets, Johnny McNicholl has made the joint-second most offloads of any player this season, while his teammate, Vaea Fifita, has claimed the joint-most lineout steals of any player.
McNicholl’s handoffs are a theme of the Scarlets’ play this season. As a team, they have made more offloads per game than any other side in the league this year.
When it comes to themes for the boys, clinical springs to mind. The Ospreys are one of just two sides to have scored a try from over half of their line breaks in this season’s BKT URC and also rank third for average possession in the league this term.
They’ve been clinical in the scrum too, Ospreys have lost possession from just one of their 34 scrums in the league this year, registering a 97% success rate and have scored more tries originating from scrums than any other side.