Saturday, May 15, 2010
Ospreys progressed to the Magners League final as they beat Glasgow 20-5 in their semi final meeting at the Liberty Stadium on Friday. Tries were scored for the winning side by Shane Williams and James Hook, while Glasgow scored through Fergus Thomson.
There was a pretty disappointing turn up of only 7079 spectators who watched their side progress to the final, where they will meet the winner of the Munster and Leinster all Irish semi final.
It might have been a tighter match if Dan Parks had got his kicks, but he missed eight in total which cost them dearly. The try to Shane Williams could have gone either way too, as it looked as though his foot may have brushed the touchline.
"The try was given, I know I was pretty close to the line but I'll take the five points, said Williams afterwards.
There was no disputing Hooks try though, as he created a moment of magic with a sublime chip and chase down the left wing before gathering to score.
The experience of Ospreys, packed with Welsh internationals, came through in the end, despite the loss of flanker Jerry Collins to what was a nasty (and accidental) knee to the head.
Ospreys coach Sean Holley was ecstatic about the win, and making the final.
"It feels great, I thought we deserved it - fair play to the boys, they dug in and got the win, he said.
Glasgow coach Sean Lineen was understandably upset, and had a slight dig at the players and officials.
"We didn't get the rub of the green anywhere, which was very frustrating. The number of players they take off the ball - they should be playing American Football. It's unbelievable but they get away with it, so good on them."
Highlights of the other semi will be up on here tomorrow sometime if all goes well. The Top 14 semis will also, as well as the best of the Super 14 and Guinness Premiership. If youd like to speed up the process by contributing with highlights or clips, please get in touch.