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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Prop Paul James scores twice as Ospreys beat Scarlets

Prop Paul James scores twice as Ospreys beat Scarlets

Opreys prop Paul James scored twice as his side achieved a hard-fought 21-14 win over the Scarlets in the Welsh derby at Parc y Scarlets on Boxing Day.

James, who was later named Man of the Match for his efforts, scored either side of half time as the hosts fell to their seventh loss in nine outings.

Three second half penalties from Dan Biggar gave the visitors a commanding lead, despite trailing 9-7 at halftime. The match was competitive though, as the first capacity crowd at the new stadium lifted the Scarlets to a late try through Johnathan Edwards, helping them pickup a losing bonus point.

James dived over for his first try after a promising attack from Tommy Bowe and Dan Biggar led to a lineout. The prop picked up the scrappy ball and sniffed out the tryline with the attacking instinct of a wing.

His second was just as impressive, as he found himself stationed out wide before the ball arrived at his toes, which he judged beautifully, before the big dive over the whitewash.

Great effort from the big guy, and an enjoyable match overall.

Time: 04:00

Posted by Rugbydump at 5:21 pm | View Comments (10)

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WelshOsprey December 30, 2009 5:36 pm

Haha he dives like a champ.
We crushed the Scarlets at the breakdown and it was good to see Byrne and Adam Jones back.
Bring on the Blues x)

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geordie December 30, 2009 7:26 pm

great pace from the man but tommy bowes break and pass for the 1st try were world class

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Eric December 30, 2009 8:29 pm

Not the individual brillaince of other great prop tries... but still, 2 in one game for a fatman thats more than impressive

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Anonymous December 30, 2009 8:38 pm

Skewen has never been so proud of one of its sons

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PORTUGAL RUGBY December 30, 2009 8:49 pm

isto tambem o joao junior FAZIA!

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luxi December 30, 2009 9:40 pm

jerry collins shud re-dye his hair gold to match the ospreys jersey xD !!!
nice tries

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Anonymous December 31, 2009 2:06 am

Wheeeee, nothing like the sight of a flying prop.

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Anonymous December 31, 2009 3:29 am

Nice to see a big Welsh crowd for once. Good on Paul James - surprisingly full of pace for a prop.

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b December 31, 2009 1:27 pm

enjoyable match overall? hate to spoil it but... llanelli's failure to put up a score was cringe worthy throughout the match

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vinniechan December 31, 2009 2:17 pm

He did run over a pile of people, which was supposed to be no man land
But that was quite a change of pace.

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