# Ospreys

Last month
February 2023
# In form
Coombes says Munster 'starting to click' at the right time
The Cork native has now scored 32 tries in 65 appearances.
# easy
Superb hat-trick for Coombes as rampant Munster score 9 tries against Ospreys
The brilliant centre partnership of Antoine Frisch and Malakai Fekitoa laid the foundation for the win.
This year
# resilience
Leinster dig deep to make it 12 in a row at Ospreys
Hugo Keenan and Jimmy O’Brien scored twice in the space of four minutes in the second half.
# Opportunity
Harry Byrne handed first start of season for Leinster's trip to Ospreys
Rhys Ruddock captains a side that contains 10 full internationals.
Last year
# Wrap
Saracens and Leicester narrowly prevail in Champions Cup
It was a good day for English sides in the competition.
# back with a bang
James Lowe returns in style as Leinster record bonus-point win over Ospreys
The winger scored a superb solo try in a 29-7 win for the province.
# inside man
Harry takes centre stage for Leinster's latest Byrne experiment
The 22-year-old starts at inside centre for today’s URC clash with Ospreys.
All time
# not going ahead
Ospreys' European trip to Racing is off due to Covid-19 cases
The Top 14 club have been awarded a 28-0 bonus-point win.
# Shayne's World
Summer signing Shayne Bolton handed Connacht debut against Ospreys
The 21-year-old South African — who is Irish qualified through his Dublin grandmother — starts in midfield alongside Sammy Arnold.
# Star Man
George North signs new two-year deal with Welsh Rugby Union
North became the youngest player in international rugby to win 100 caps earlier this year.
# on the road again
Ospreys sign Irishman Jack Regan from Super Rugby's Highlanders
The Offaly native has signed a three-year deal with the Welsh side.
# pro14
Toner to equal Leinster's all-time appearance record as Cullen names team for Ospreys
Head coach Leo Cullen has opted for a number of new combinations in his team.
# Report
Ulster overcome Ospreys but miss out on bonus point
Dan McFarland’s men were nearly kept scoreless at half-time on home soil.
# Return
Wayne Pivac welcomes ‘form player’ Dan Lydiate back into the Wales fold
The Ospreys flanker will feature as Wales launch their Six Nations campaign against Ireland in Cardiff.
# Change Of Plan
Connacht-Ospreys match postponed after positive Covid-19 case
The decision was made after one of Welsh side’s players tested positive.
# Five-Star
Coombes the hat-trick hero as unbeaten Munster make it five wins from five
Munster were 38-22 winners over Ospreys in Thomond Park.
# safety measures
Ulster trip among Pro14 games postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak in Italy
This weekend’s fixture between Zebre and Ospreys is also off.
# Winning Streak
Leinster continue winning run with hard-fought defeat of Ospreys
The hosts recovered from a slow start to hold a surprise 10-7 lead at half-time.
Munster v Ospreys, Champions Cup
Qualification is out of their reach, but can Munster end a disappointing Champions Cup campaign on a high?
# Adaptation
81-times capped Wales star set to retire from rugby to focus on children's books
James Hook scored 352 points for his country from his debut in 2006 to his final bow in 2015.
# Switch
Grand Slam winning coach Ruddock joins Ospreys from Lansdowne on short-term deal
Mike Ruddock’s move is for one month but it “may turn into a longer commitment.”
Ospreys v Munster, European Rugby Champions Cup
Could Munster heap more misery on Ospreys? We had minute-by-minute coverage of the action in Swansea.
# Kicking On
'Munster when you're growing up is 'the team' ... I probably put myself under a bit of pressure'
Mike Haley feels the best is yet to come after struggling to adjust to his new surroundings last season.
# main man
'You get to a point where you just put the team first'
With injury problems behind him, Tyler Bleyendaal is hoping to be part of a bright new future at Munster.
# Back to Work
'This place is home to me and I love coming home'
Peter O’Mahony is determined to put World Cup pain behind him as Munster kick off another European campaign.
# last man standing
Van Graan backs 'big leader' Bleyendaal to step up for Munster
JJ Hanrahan looks set to miss Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Ospreys.
# Going Well
Connacht see off depleted Ospreys to continue winning run
Tries from Niyi Adeolokun and Peter Robb along with 10 points from the boot of Conor Fitzgerald was enough to seal an impressive victory.
# pro14
O'Sullivan and Holloway handed starts in Munster team to play Ospreys
Johann van Graan has made five changes to his Munster team ahead of the visit of Ospreys.
# pro14
Kelleher's hat-trick propels Leinster to eight-try hammering of Ospreys
Leo Cullen’s defending Pro14 champions produced an imperious performance at the RDS on Friday night.
# pro14
Lowe and Fardy return as Trinity scrum-half Osborne in line for Leinster debut
Leo Cullen has named his team for tomorrow night’s Pro14 visit of Ospreys.
# Going nowhere
Wales captain Jones ends months of speculation to sort out his future
The 33-year-old has agreed to renew his contract with the Ospreys and the Welsh Rugby Union.
# Flying the flag
Three-try Ospreys beat Scarlets to take final Champions Cup spot
Scarlets will have to make do with a place in the Challenge Cup next season.
# region hopping
Anscombe's future decided as Wales out-half joins Ospreys
The 27-year-old will leave Cardiff Blues at the end of the season.
# pro14
Connacht boosted by return of Ireland quartet for Ospreys visit
Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux and Tom Farrell all start at the Sportsground on Saturday, while Caolin Blade is among the replacements.
# big win
South Africa trip key for Leinster as Cullen's young side in seventh heaven
The head coach was understandably pleased with the way in which his side emphatically beat Ospreys tonight.
# The Kids Are Alright
Leinster's young guns earn their stripes in seven-try rout of the Ospreys
Leo Cullen’s side stretched their lead at the top of Conference B with a big win at the RDS.
# opportunity knocks
'We're hoping for great things': Cullen continues Leinster's investment in youth
There are seven academy players named in the province’s squad for tonight’s Pro14 clash against Ospreys.
# pro14
Teenage flanker Penny set for Leinster debut as Cullen names team for Ospreys
The former St Michael’s man has impressed for Leinster ‘A’ this season.
# pro14
Connacht primed for 'season shaper' in Wales as Friend fields strong team
The western province travel to Bridgend this evening to face the Ospreys.
# pro14
'I didn't come here to throw a game and I didn't come here to concede 49 points'
Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke defended his decision to field a weakened team against Munster.