Wednesday, December 22, 2010
As we attempt to bring you some highlights of the bigger games of the weekend, today we have a look at the tense 19-15 win by the Ospreys over Munster at the Liberty Stadium in Saturdays Heineken Cup Pool 3 game.
Ospreys flyhalf Dan Biggar kicked 14 points and converted Mike Phillips try, while for Munster, Tony Buckley and Keith Earls scored but it wasnt enough as the Welsh region dominated the scrums up front in this edgy encounter.
"We came out the other side of a lot of decisions at scrum-time. It was another disappointing aspect of the game. It's an area where we have improved greatly this season, and I think possibly this was a step backwards unfortunately," said Munster captain Denis Leamy.
"I thought we had our chances. When we get down so close to their line, we need to be converting those chances. It's just disappointing - it didn't happen for us. We came here to win, and it's gutting really," he added.
Ospreys will visit London Irish and host Toulon, while Munster still need to travel to Toulon, and host London Irish in this highly competitive group.
On a side note related to Munster, Paul OConnell is set to appeal his four week suspension for the swinging arm on Jonathan Thomas in the previous meeting between these two sides.
"Munster Rugby can confirm they have appealed the ERC disciplinary decision handed down to Paul O'Connell at last Thursday's ERC hearing in Dublin. Munster Rugby now wait on the ERC to issue a date for the hearing," a statement read.