Pau v Ospreys preview

It’s Round 6 of the of the European Rugby Challenge Cup this weekend and the Ospreys head to the Pyrenees to face Pau on Saturday afternoon.




POOL 2: Pau v Ospreys

Saturday 19 January, KO 2.00pm (Local time), Stade du Hameau

Referee: Frank Murphy (Ire)

Assistant Refs: Eddie Hogan O’Connell (Ire), Shane Kierans (Ire)

TMO: Leo Colgan (Ire)

Citing Commissioner: Danae Zamboulis (Eng)



  • The two teams have met just once before, with the Ospreys winning 27-0 in Round 1 back in October
  • Pau are on a six game winning run at home in the Challenge Cup, their best such run since winning seven in a row between 2002 and 2005
  • Ospreys have won two of their three away games against Top14 opposition, losing their most recent, last month against Stade Francais
  • No won has more turnovers this season than Pau’s Julien Blanc (6)
  • Pau have averaged more time in possession than any other side this season, 21 minutes and nine seconds on average per game