On this day 10 years ago the Ospreys defeated tomorrow night’s opponents. Clermont Auvergne, in a Heineken Cup clash at the Liberty Stadium.
The French giants were beaten 26-12, twice capped All Black Adrian Cashmore kicking 16 points to go with tries from wingers Richie Mustoe and Stefan Terblanche.
The Ospreys team included current Rugby General Manager at tight head while Head Coach, Steve Tandy, was on the bench and replaced Richie Pugh at the end of the first quarter.
The boot of Cashmore put the Ospreys into an early lead before Jonathan Thomas hacked a loose ball forward for Mustoe to race through and score the opening try.
Clermont responded through a Pierre-Manuel Garcia try, converted by Craig McMullen, only for Cashmore to then send over former Springbok Terblanche just before the break before adding the conversion which meant the home team headed down the tunnel with a 20-7 lead.
After the break an unconverted Elvis Vermeulen try was sandwiched by two more Cashmore penalties as the Ospreys secured a comfortable victory against our opponents on Friday night.
Ospreys: Adrian Cashmore; Stefan Terblanche, Sonny Parker, Leigh Davies, Richard Mustoe; Shaun Connor, Jason Spice; Duncan Jones (capt), Huw Bennett, Andrew Millward, Andrew Newman, Lyndon Bateman, Jonathan Thomas, Richard Pugh, James Bater.
Replacements: Andrew Bishop for Davies (66), Matthew Jones for Connor (84), Richard Rees for Spice (35), Richard Hibbard for Bennett (63), Adam Jones for Millward (54), Steve Tandy for Pugh (20). Not Used: Lee Beech.
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