# Ospreys

30th March 2023
# Ospreys
Osprey birds expected to be reintroduced to Irish skies this summer
The osprey has a wing span of between five and six feet.
This year
# Wrap
Ospreys book last-16 spot with late try while Lyon grab crucial 31-7 win
Ospreys defeated Leicester Tigers and Lyon romped to victory over South Africa’s Bulls in the Champions Cup.
Last year
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Ireland U19s back row Hickey gets first start for the Ospreys
The 21-year-old back row will play against the Bulls in the URC tomorrow.
Ulster thump Ospreys with six of the best
Ulster were far too strong for the Welsh side this evening – running out 30-point winners at the Kingspan Stadium.
# Eighthman
Vermeulen returns at 8 for Ulster's URC clash with the Ospreys
Ian Madigan comes in at out-half as Ulster make nine changes to their starting XV.
# Team news
Byrne brothers both start as Lowe returns from injury for Leinster
Seán Cronin is set for his 200th appearance off the bench against Ospreys.
All time
Ospreys-Dragons St Stephen's Day clash postponed due to Covid-19 cases in home squad
Another United Rugby Championship clash called off amidst the Omicron surge.
# mishap
Ulster only have themselves to blame after losing away to the Ospreys
Ulster dominated possession but somehow slipped up in Swansea.
# On song
Connacht secure bonus-point victory over the Ospreys to move up to sixth in the URC
Connacht defeated Ospreys 46-18 at the Sportsground tonight.
# Friday Night Lights
Easy on the eye but hard on their opponents - Connacht eye another win to move up the table
Andy Friend’s team take on the Ospreys in the Sportsground this evening.
# Prospect
Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys
Ronan O’Gara tried to bring the Cork Con playmaker to La Rochelle.
# playmakers
Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster
The 22-year-old scrum-half is part of Ireland’s squad for the November Tests.
Benetton qualify for Rainbow Cup final due to Covid cases in the Ospreys
Munster and Glasgow have missed out on a place in the decider.
# Qualifier
Munster could miss out with Benetton's crucial Rainbow Cup clash in doubt
Johann van Graan’s men have hopes of securing a place in the decider in Italy.
# see ya later
'They will be successful wherever they go because they're good people'
Nigel Carolan and Jimmy Duffy’s time with Connacht came to an end last night.
'This group are a brave group of young men. I know we'll grow again next year'
Andy Friend was delighted to see his Connacht team finish their season with a win.
# Happy ending
Connacht finish season on a high with bonus-point win over the Ospreys
Caolin Blade was outstanding as Andy Friend’s men deservedly beat the Welsh visitors.
# Season Finale
Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys
Andy Friend’s men won’t be short of motivation despite this being their last game of the season.
# Centurion
Delahunt set to win his 100th Connacht cap in season finale
Connacht finish off their campaign against Ospreys at the Sportsground tomorrow.
# harsh lessons
Leo Cullen: 'It was error after error after error from us - we looked panicky'
The Leinster coach was reacting to his side’s second half meltdown against Ospreys.
# Meltdown
Final quarter charge sees Ospreys win away at Leinster for first time in nine years
Ospreys come from 19-3 down to record a stunning 24-19 victory.
# Comebacks
Stockdale, Baloucoune, and Reidy return for Ulster's clash with Ospreys
However, Marcell Coetzee has been ruled out for Dan McFarland’s side.
# Irish Abroad
Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales
The 19-year-old captained the Leinster at U19s and has played for the province’s A team.
# Frustration
Connacht give up strong half-time lead to lose at home to the Ospreys
Andy Friend’s men were second best as the Ospreys won in Ireland for the first time in more than four years.
# pro14
Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys
With a dearth of fixtures about, there is a sense of delight among players just to have a game.
# Refixed
Boost for Ireland players as Connacht's Pro14 clash with Ospreys gets new date
The rearranged game will now take place on 24 January at the Sportsground.
# On a Roll
Munster set to continue winning streak against hapless Ospreys
Johann van Graan’s side have won 10 on the trot against the Ospreys and that sequence will be extended this afternoon.
# Winning Streak
Leinster weather early Ospreys storm to maintain perfect record
The champions were 26-7 winners this afternoon.
# Finishing school
A wet Sunday in Swansea is where Leinster's students graduate
Nine of the Leinster squad who play Ospreys today have won fewer than 20 caps but Rory O’Loughlin believes they can all become top players.
# Red mist
Iain Henderson's red card could spell bad news for Ireland
The Ulster skipper faces a disciplinary hearing following his dismissal at the Liberty Stadium.
# Talent
Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory
The Ballymoney man starts at 12 again as Dan McFarland’s men take on the Ospreys.
# Team news
Marcus Rea handed first start of his Ulster career against Ospreys
Ian Madigan handed the controls for the game in Wales after Dan McFarland opts to give the former Leinster out-half a start.
# new ownership
Ospreys announce multi-million pound takeover by Asian marketing firm
Y11 Sports & Media have taken a 75.1% stake in the Welsh region.
# On a Roll
Leinster looking for 20th consecutive win as Ospreys bring them to the Gnoll
Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster’s team can win games in different ways.
# rotation
Ruddock moves to 8 as Leinster make eight changes for trip to Neath
Leo Cullen has rung the changes for tomorrow’s clash with the Ospreys.
# coughed up
'With five minutes to go it was our game': McFarland rues naive finish against lowly Ospreys
The Welsh side grabbed just their second win of the season with a late penalty.
# wings clipped
Ulster fall to PRO14 defeat against lowly Ospreys
It finished 26-24 to the hosts at the Liberty Stadium.
# Comeback
Ludik returns from injury for Ulster, McCloskey given chance to shine
Jordi Murphy, Jack McGrath and Craig Gilroy left on the bench for the trip to Wales.
# Academic
Cold comfort as Munster force five-try win over Ospreys
Craig Casey’s try-scoring cameo was a highlight as Munster played out a final pool match with knockout hopes already dashed.
Munster v Ospreys, Champions Cup
Qualification is out of their reach, but can Munster end a disappointing Champions Cup campaign on a high?