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Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018) 
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Post Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea Date: Saturday, 6 January Kick-off: 15:15 GMT
Coverage: Live on S4C; updates on the BBC Sports website and app

Ospreys: Sam Davies; Dan Evans, Ashley Beck, Owen Watkin, Jeff Hassler; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Nicky Smith, Scott Baldwin, Ma'afu Fia, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Olly Cracknell, Justin Tipuric, Rob McCusker.

Replacements: Scott Otten, Gareth Thomas, Dmitri Arhip, Adam Beard, Will Jones, Tom Habberfield, James Hook, Dafydd Howells.

Blues: Gareth Anscombe; Alex Cuthbert, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Owen Lane; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams; Rhys Gill, Kristian Dacey (capt), Anton Peikrishvili, Damian Welch, Josh Turnbull, Josh Navidi, Olly Robinson, Nick Williams.

Replacements: Ethan Lewis, Gethin Jenkins, Dillon Lewis, George Earle, Ellis Jenkins, Tomos Williams, Garyn Smith, Matthew Morgan.

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Assistant referees: Dan Jones and Adam Jones (Both Wales)

TMO: Jon Mason (Wales)


Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:02 pm
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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Replacing Sam at 10 by Biggar has got to be a big improvement on Spreys recent performances.
I don't know how Dan Evans is going to shape on the wing, should be OK so long as he gets some ball.
As regards the Blues, unless they start getting their wings into the game they can forget about getting a result against Spreys.
The Blues centres continuously want to take on the opponents very often losing the ball on contact. I think they were brought in by Blues to play Gatland Ball and haven't yet realised that Gatland Ball is now history. Hopefully, we can get a better opinion of Owen Lane, if only.....


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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
25 minutes to kickoff, TBQH I'm not holding my breath for a fast open game.
If its anything like Scarlets v Dragons the game will stutter on for the full 80 minutes.
The winner eventually being the side which makes the least mistakes rather than the side with the best-attacking plays.


Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:56 pm
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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
We need some comments to kick off the threads.
Is Cuthbert really as poor as pundits make out? :D


Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:09 pm
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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Ospreys probably have too much up front to be honest.

Match threads on here are a bit of a waste of time though.


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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Hard to root for either team, both organizations are so ineptly managed

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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Blues much the stronger early on

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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
0 - 8 to Blues and looking a far better side than the inept Ospreys.
Last chance saloon for Tandy and his team, I'm afraid.
Still, only 20 minutes gone. So Spreys do have time to redeem themselves.


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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Hassler interception for a try, maybe that is the spark Ospreys need, who knows.
7 - 8 after 22 minutes.


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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
The wonderful Morgan strikes again :dontknow:

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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Ospreys look as if they have zero coaching

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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Stockholm Blue wrote:
Ospreys probably have too much up front to be honest


Front row about even, Ospreys strong at lock but the Blues back row is much better. Cardiff have the edge up front I would say.

Nice score by Biggar.


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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
Again from kick-off Ospreys give away three points by not clearing the ball.
7 - 11 after 24 minutes.
Ospreys immediately strike back with a try engineered by Biggar.
14 - 11 Spreys in the lead after 26 minutes.


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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
That try a pleasure, class 9/10 or should I say 10/9 :D

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Post Re: Pro 14: Ospreys v Blues (Sat 06.01.2018)
14 - 14 after 30 minutes. Probably a fair reflection.


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