The Ospreys welcome Ulster to the Liberty Stadium for the final match of the Guinness PRO12 season on Saturday – and it’s going to be a real humdinger with a potential top six finish up for grabs.
Last Saturday’s dramatic six-try, bonus point win over Cardiff Blues at the Principality Stadium, the third five pointer in succession, means that the team go into battle this weekend with Champions Cup qualification still in their sights.
The Judgement Day win saw the Ospreys leapfrogging the Blues and Edinburgh, who lost to Munster on Friday night, to rise to seventh spot in the PRO12 table, one below Munster who welcome fifth placed Scarlets to Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon.
Just above the Scarlets in the fourth and final play-off spot are Ulster, our opponents on Saturday.
For the Ospreys to secure sixth place, a win against Ulster is essential, while the Scarlets must defeat Munster, with the Ospreys securing four more match points than the Munstermen.
If Munster secure two or more match points, they are guaranteed sixth spot regardless of what happens elsewhere. For their part, the Scarlets simply require one more match point than Ulster to extend their season, with Ulster obviously targeting the semi-finals themselves.
The third team still in the hunt for sixth place is Edinburgh, one point and one place behind the Ospreys, who host the Blues at Murrayfield. The Scottish side can still pip both the Ospreys and Munster if they secure a bonus point win, the Ospreys fail to pick up five match points and Munster finish the day pointless.
With all six Round 22 games being played at the same time on Saturday, it all means that it’s going to be a nailbiting, nerve wracking final day of the season, with a close eye on what’s happening in Limerick and Edinburgh.
That means it’s more important than ever that you are there to support the cause this Saturday. Be the 16th man and get behind the boys as they look to defy the odds one more time this season.
Tickets are available to buy now, with adults starting at £20, kids just £5 – click here to secure your seat for an afternoon of high drama at the Liberty Stadium.