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Edinburgh v Ospreys

Ross Harries presents live coverage as Edinburgh hoast Ospreys in the Pro12. Studio guests are Richie Rees and Sean Holley.


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Scrum V is back in Edinburgh as the Ospreys shoot for the top of the

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table. Six Welsh internationals are back to bolster their squad

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including Sam Davies who starts at fly half. Keelan Giles will be

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hoping to add to his tried tally as the Ospreys go in search of an 11

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bonus point win of the season. Entering the final straight in the

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race for the play-offs, some critical fixtures this weekend. The

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Scarlets going to Ireland for the second week running.

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This is how the table looks, a win for the Ospreys will return them to

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the top. The Scarlets hoping to repeat their heroics from last

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weekend and make their top four place a bit safer. Welcome to Scrum

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V live, Martyn Williams and Richie Rees are my guests. The Ospreys are

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probably assured of a play-off place with five rounds to go but history

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has shown us that if you want to win the Championship you must get into

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the top two. You can't take anything for granted, we saw the Scarlets

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last year, they looked in prime position to have a semifinal place

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but slipped up. The quality that the Ospreys have got in this squad in

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general and the position they are in, you'd like to think they would

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get in the top two. They'd have to go to Leinster or monster away in

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the semifinal otherwise, so these games are crucial -- monster. The

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Ospreys have the pedigree, winning four times before and interesting

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subplot tonight, the returning internationals. Sam Davies and

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Keelan Giles, what does their presence tell us, that they are in

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the mix for Wales, or evidence that they aren't? An opportunity for

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both. A cracking night to China, they must put their hands up for

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next weekend -- to shine. Sam has been pulling the strings at ten,

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sharing the pitch with Dan Biggar. Keelan Giles has been lighting up

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the league so far, scoring some fantastic tries and there aren't

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many deficiencies in his game. The consistency with him, he's played

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well and for such a young guy and that's a tough thing to do so

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hopefully we will see more tonight. Indeed, hoping he's going to light

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up tonight's game. The national selectors are going to be looking on

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in interest and so will be Ospreys head coach, Steve Tandy. We spoke

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last week and you weren't expecting the cavalry back, but six players

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including Sam Davies, who needs a big game this weekend. It's about

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the team. Sam will want to help the team over the line and hopefully put

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in a performance. A couple of boys back but we are missing 27 still, so

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a lot of people missing but it is something we have dealt with well in

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the international period. One more game before we get respite but we

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want to perform tonight. The record of Ospreys in Edinburgh isn't great,

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why is it such a difficult place to come? Generally playing during these

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the Six Nations periods, but we have no excuse, but we spoke about it on

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Monday, it is a pitch where we need to perform and focus. We have a

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young group tonight who are ready to deliver. Form suggests an Ospreys

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win but they've often found the going difficult in Edinburgh, as

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Steve Tandy acknowledged, losing seven of eight. Let's find out if

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they can do the business with Sean Holley and Gareth Giles.

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COMMENTATOR: Nicky Smith and James King among half a dozen released by

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Wales. And drum moving up to the second row. -- Ardron. Sam Davies,

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the centre of attention before the Ireland game, Keelan Giles looking

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to replace the Wales selectors. A solid centre partnership with

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Matavesi and the ever improving Fonotia. Last week the Blues were

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here it was chucking it down and blowing a gale, it promises the same

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this week. Edinburgh, led by Neil Cochrane, going on to the field.

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Alasdair Dickinson is back at loosehead. He played against Glasgow

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on Boxing Day when Grant Gilchrist made his last start, both coming off

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against the Blues -- coming off the bench against the Blues last week.

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Very strong looking Ospreys bench, Bierman, Baker, potential impact

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players. Experience from Paul James. Now, before kick-off, there will be

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one minute's silence in memory of Elli Norkett, who represented the

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Ospreys and was the community college for them. In Cardiff as

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well, at the Cardiff met where she was in her final year as a student.

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Their game against Loughborough in the University cup quarterfinal was

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moved to the Arms Park and the game is being played in tribute to the

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22-year-old who was tragically killed last weekend in a car crash.

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The friends and family of Elli Norkett. As usual, the world of

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rugby closes in and puts an arm around its own. George Clancy of

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Ireland, the man in charge this evening. David Wilkinson, who

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refereed the Blues last week, one of two touch judges. Conditions very

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similar to last week, the Blues managed to do the job at the end,

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getting the 1-point victory. The Ospreys are looking to stamp their

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authority on this game and consolidate their position in the

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top four. One win in eight, four Edinburgh, one defeat in eight, for

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the Ospreys. The stats suggesting that the Welsh region can be

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confident of coming here and claiming the points. Talking to a

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few of them earlier, they are in confident mood. Yes, good evening.

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Cold night here but they are in confident mood. Not had a lot of

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success up here over the last six, seven years but looking for a big

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win tonight. Looking forward Digard Gilchrist getting his hands on the

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ball. -- to Grant Gilchrist. Early possession for the Ospreys. If it's

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anything like last week they will play into the wind and rain in the

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first half so they'll have to carry. We saw that last week with the

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Blues, the Blues had their chances in the first half and didn't take

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them. I think that the Ospreys are going to be patient and Sam Davies

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will kick the ball a lot. His left boot is going to be very evident. We

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know his ability to bring players on and flatten the game live but he can

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also sprayed the corners. Fantastic asset to have in Dan Biggar's

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absence, he is pushing him all the way. Edinburgh have so many threats

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to look for with the Ospreys if they have ball in hand and if they leave

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space at the back, Sam Davies will find it and hit the grass. Neil

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Cochrane, the home captain, the try scorer last week. Ben Toolis, he's

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the go to man in the wine out. Look for him to supply plenty of

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possession from that facet of play. They've got to Mark King, doing

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those better than any other player in the Pro12 -- mark him.

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Hidalgo-Clyne, happy for the forwards to take it initially.

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Well-placed kick by the Edinburgh scrum-half. The said crowd in -- a

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decent crowd in the three stands. They got crowd of five, six, 7000

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here through the season. Improvements being made to the

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ground. A famous old ground. When you take the team to Murrayfield it

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is a hollow atmosphere. No one in the ground. This at least feels like

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a game tonight. An opposed. Bringing in Matavesi. Pinched by Jamie

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Ritchie. Dean kicking into the Ospreys' 22, Davies guarding the

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bounce very well. Write but this -- his right foot this time. Duncan

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Weir is waiting for it. Poor pass under pressure and

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Ritchie is under even more pressure from Sam Parry. Edinburgh have got

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the ball back well from a smart bit of play, clever little ruck. Du

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Preez leaving it for Hoyland. Bradbury featured in every league

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game. He's the biggest ball-carrier, a real handful. Didn't function much

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against the Blues last week. Edinburgh going side to side, not

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really getting near the Ospreys 22. This is a problem they have this

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season. Plenty of possession but no penetration so far. Cornell du Preez

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trying route one but he's stopped in his tracks. Maybe the Ospreys have

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worked on this double tackle with Brad Davies. When they get the

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opportunity they pounce, two on one. Hoyland, the visitors smuggling it

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back. Bradbury again. This attack is starting on the Ospreys ten metre

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line and Figallo Klein -- Hidalgo-Clyne must kick it back.

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Possession is back with the Ospreys, see what they can produce from this.

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A bit of rugby league going on at the moment! Used to call this the

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grey zone between the ten metres, a lot of rugby normally played there

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because the defences are so tight. Sam Davies putting his trusty left

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peg on it saying enough of this, let's get some territory. He puts in

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those crossfield kicks and they really are terrific. When he was

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coming through as a youngster, and Dan Biggar, you sense that he is a

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natural talent, especially very precise, the best players seem to

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have the time and Sam is one of those. You can see him growing in

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confidence all the while. That's bad news, that's Grant Gilchrist. Came

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off the bench last week. Last started on Boxing Day. They won't

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want to be losing him. He's back on his feet.

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Ospreys applying the pressure. And again, Hidalgo-Clyne is going to be

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forced to kick. Giles and Dan Evans, seeing if they can work something

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out on the counter. The penalty goes to the home side. When you come to a

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place like Edinburgh, you've got to be squeaky clean. They just got the

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ball back, forcing them to kick. That is clearly in from the side.

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The Ospreys are one of the most penalised teams in the Pro12.

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Sometimes you take it to the edge but you can lose crucial field

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possession. Duncan Weir pushes Edinburgh down to the Ospreys 22 for

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the first time. Let's go to pitch side and Catherine. As you can tell,

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conditions have taken a turn for the worse. We expected the wind and rain

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to arrive at about 8pm and as promised it is here. The pitch is

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holding up but we expect it to cut up over the next hour. We expect is

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going to be windy and wet for the foreseeable future. We are safe in

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our little box appear out of the elements. Horrible conditions, as

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they were last week. Believe me, it is cold rain as well. Sleet and

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snow. With the line on it looks OK but you can see it is horrific with

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a bit of breeze as well. Edinburgh going against that in this half.

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Gilchrist and Toolis are back and ready to setup the next phase. A lot

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of that is going to happen as well. It is a patients came from the

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Ospreys, they have good written in defence. -- patients came. You can

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see Ardron there being a nuisance. A lot of shirts in the back. One eye

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on the defenders. Take your eye off the ball. Duncan Weir looks pretty

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frustrated. Left Glasgow after seven years there to join Edinburgh this

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year, Duncan Weir. The emergence of Finn Russell at Glasgow. In Scotland

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colours as well. Finn Russell has been impressive, growing in

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confidence and stature. He really attacks the line. Duncan Weir has

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always been that kind of bench player. He's been sent back to try

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and prove a point. Pressure on the Ospreys scrum. Last

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week, the Edinburgh scrum was under pressure so that's impressive that

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the Ospreys have done well to get it back. Dickinson is back at

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loosehead. Mujati, one dozen caps for South

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Africa. Tight end for the Ospreys. I imagine he's enjoying this whether!

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You don't get much of this in Bulawayo, where he was born.

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Hidalgo-Clyne, a long run back to get to it.

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Weir looking for space behind the first line of defence. Knocked out

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of Sam Davies' hands. Just seeing Habberfield coming to the end of the

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line. A bit of space for the chip. Interesting, whenever the ball goes

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down in that corner because we are relying on a little screen because

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we can't actually see that part of the field. I've got your back, I can

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just see it. Sam Davies covering the backfield. Very important. Leaving

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space in behind so there is an area for Duncan Weir to chip in to. It's

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coming down sideways now and the moment. Absolutely hammering down.

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As a coach, Duncan Hodge will be absolutely furious, you're against

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the elements, on the 22 for the first time, just beat squeaky clean,

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don't give anything away, put the Ospreys under pressure and force

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them to kick. Not a great night for the lockers to be throwing in.

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-- for the lockers. That was very well rehearsed.

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Nasty bounce. The Ospreys, confident enough. Playing into Edinburgh's

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hands at the moment. Fair play to Kinghorn, countering against the

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wind. The two Ospreys defenders came in and he went for the dummy

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instead. I think that Hoyland will be free on the far side. Playing

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spirited stuff, Edinburgh. Whether they can break them down when they

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get to the 22 is another thing. Over the top. Sam Davies, not committing

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to take it on the full. Spaced there, forcing another error in the

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backfield. A couple of types of defence coaches, some have nine in

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the backfield, but Edinburgh have noticed that this is an area whether

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they can put Sam Davies under pressure and twice he has knocked

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on. A break in play. Murray McCallum,

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the tight head, getting some attention. George Clancy will as

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well because there's a problem with his microphone. You would want your

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shirt pulled up in this weather. He isn't wearing much. Just noting that

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he was talking to Mujati about his shape in the scrum, under pressure

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from Dickinson. Interesting to see if that manifests itself. A trip

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from here to Dublin for the S4 C game, Scarlets against Leinster,

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currently top of the Pro12, tomorrow evening. And the Blues and the

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Dragons playing tomorrow afternoon. A review of the action and looking

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forward to the Ireland game on Scrum V on Sunday.

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Certainly a test of exactly how waterproof these microphones are

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this evening! It is horrendous conditions now. Sometimes it's

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difficult to play with the wind and the elements. Edinburgh set right

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back. Need the confidence to play a bit and get through them. For

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Edinburgh, you play the short side, the Zig Zag, you bring up the

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Ospreys and force them into an error, and that's what they are

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doing at the moment. The try line has not been threatened

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on either side so far. We've got Hoyland, the right wing for

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Edinburgh, directly behind the scrum. The banks on the left-hand

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side of the scrum, just in from the 15 metre line. -- backs. There's a

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lot to cover on the right-hand side. Interesting that Giles has come

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across to the blindside wing. 18 metres here. The assistant referee

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saying that they had slipped. Mujati got 47 minutes against

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Glasgow last week. His first outing in an Ospreys shirt. Signed until

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the end of the season. The 32-year-old from South Africa.

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Against Alasdair Dickinson, 58 caps, for Scotland. He seems to be getting

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the better of things at the moment, Dickinson. The ball from the side,

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Nicky Smith pulling the tight head down or stop -- tight head down.

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Slipping his bind and he is deemed to have pulled that one down. The

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plan is working for Edinburgh, putting Ospreys and the backfield

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under pressure and also in the scrum, which is a surprise. That is

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the one area where they have the upper hand, it seems, in the opening

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quarter of an hour. This isn't an easy kick tonight. Got

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to aim to the right of the posts. Curling it in beautifully. Just to

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perfection by Duncan Weir and the first points of this evening

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belonging to Edinburgh. No more than they deserve, Duncan Weir, from one

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spillage has put them in the right areas, kicking into the space of the

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second line of the Ospreys, causing some errors in the backfield.

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Winning a penalty from the scrum which has been good. That's a good

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kick in these conditions. The kick from Sam Davies. Weir slipping. Has

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he got his kick away? He did or stop -- he did. I don't know where the

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touch judge is going. The plant foot is going to be important for place

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kicking this evening. Definitely a night for the long studs.

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Nice big gap, please. The old ploy of the book, you line up in the

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middle and when the referee changes his -- turned his back, you move

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position. -- the ploy of the hooker. High from Du Preez. Edinburgh

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flooding midfield. Sam Davies just changing his tactics, the short

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ball. Playing getting -- players getting in each other's way. Not

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enough of an advantage from the earlier high tackle. Some

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miscommunication from the Ospreys, too flat from the line-out. There is

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the high tackle, you can't do that these days, and there's no need for

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it from Du Preez. With the inside ball, Smith getting up late from

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that challenge. Not quite clicking, the Ospreys.

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You'd have to fancy Sam Davies here. The only concern is for the ball

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boys, if it goes over the stand. Good strike by Sam Davies. That

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reply brings the Ospreys back to level terms. Goes to show, the first

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meaningful possession in Edinburgh's half and the Ospreys when a very

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easy penalty for the high tackle in an easy position. Lesson learned,

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the territorial kicks can put them under pressure.

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That's a cheap penalty to give away again. It was a great restart. Going

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nowhere in that corner. There's no need to give that penalty away. Sam

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on his left foot, the little angle. That's a great kick, perfect. In

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this territory now where you can launch an attack. The Ospreys don't

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seem to be in a rush, they are backing their defence. Edinburgh

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don't score many tries, 36 tries in 16 games only. Yes, just the one

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four try bonus point, for Edinburgh. Nobody thinking about bonus points

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in the wind and rain this evening so far. Get it done and dusted.

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Matavesi trying to get them over the try line. Note meaningful attacking

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rugby, just sizing each other up and looking for mistakes. It doesn't

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take anything out of the Edinburgh defence. The Ospreys haven't had a

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lot of possession. James King set up the initial run.

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The magic of Sam Davies at its best. You have to watch everything around

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him. It's not just the dummy, it is the support play around them. There

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are too many people and he knows it. He is so aware of who was around him

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and Josh Matavesi on the little scissors. Look how flat he takes it.

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A lovely decoy run from Sam Underhill. That is a fantastic score

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instigated by Sam Davies. Now they are on their way. Sam Davies adds

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the conversion. That contribution showing what a talent he is. That is

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why there is all the talk about him. You can talk about the threat all

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week and you can see the Edinburgh defenders go for Sam Underhill. He

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is so flat and has so many options around him. The finish was

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brilliant. Just as we were saying there was no meaningful rugby so

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far, there was then, instigated by Sam Davies and finished by Sam

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Matarese -- Josh Matavesi. The Ospreys confident. Josh Matavesi

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pushes them back. It does not go dead. It is a great kick. A decent

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return from Duncan Weir. Brilliant territory again. A couple

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of great kicks. Duncan Weir 40 had relieved the pressure. Sam Davies

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picked his head up and he can kick it on a sixpence. They have an

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option of kickers with Josh Matavesi and Dan Evans as well. Tom

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Habberfield is a good kicker as well. Magnus Bradbury comes to win

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it. Steve Tandy will look at the net

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result. It is now a set piece not far outside the 22 with the

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elements. You look at repeat sets from your kicking game. That is what

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Sam Davies gives you. Sam Davies again is so flat. Bodies

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in the way of Tom Habberfield. Nicky Smith battling on.

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James King makes good ground. Not held. He makes an extra metre or

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two. Grant Gilchrist trying to get Edinburgh out from that defensive

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area they have been in for a few minutes. It was a good carry by

:34:19.:34:23.

James King but he was caught off-guard and had the ball ripped

:34:24.:34:30.

out. Dan Evans takes it safely. A good step as well. Great Hands from

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Tyler Ardron. That was close, I thought it went back. A bit harsh

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but George Clancy is closer than this. He gets back to his feet and

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almost get caught off-guard. You just sends that the Ospreys

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could take one more chance before half-time. Let's go back down pitch

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side to Catrin Heledd. You were putting pressure on the Ospreys

:35:22.:35:27.

early doors but you conceded a try. We were really disappointed with the

:35:28.:35:30.

try. We controlled the first 15 minutes. We kept turning the Ospreys

:35:31.:35:40.

defence. A show and go from Sam Davies and we know he let that so we

:35:41.:35:44.

are really disappointed with that. Our kicking game has been ragged

:35:45.:35:47.

since then. A word about the conditions as well. It's freezing.

:35:48.:35:58.

It is affecting things and it is who handles the conditions better. In

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the last ten minutes the Ospreys have handled the matter. A big

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strong wind coming towards us on the sideline. Thank you. That was a

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better looking scrum from the Ospreys. Nicky Smith is getting to

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grips. He will have the better of this tight head, Murray McCallum.

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Both who said some pretty dominant. Two old heads on the far side, Nicky

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Smith and Alasdair Dickinson. A good drive on by Chris Dean. Duncan Weir.

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Dan Evans has time to set himself. That is a good return.

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Blair Kinghorn has a big boot on him as well. Sam Davies looks for the

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far corner immediately. Tries to push it behind Rory Scholes. It's a

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great kick because he had the gap. That is not a bad kick either. It is

:37:23.:37:33.

blustery but is going more across field now. They have been some good

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kicks from Sam Davies and Dan Evans and Blair Kinghorn and Duncan Weir.

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It is not a difficult night to kick. I am also impressed with Sam Parry.

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His throwing in has been good. A little dink by Sam Davies. It pops

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up to Kieron Fonotia. Lovely for Keelan Giles. Back goes Duncan Weir.

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This is a chance. The kick only as far away as Dafydd Howells. Josh

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Matavesi. Olly Cracknell. The Ospreys have lost it. Disappointing.

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It is a crucial area and that is twice Edinburgh have stolen it in

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this area. New York clock ring on his own. -- Neil Cochrane. Dafydd

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Howells calls for it. Good work by Kieron Fonotia. The

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Ospreys forcing it a little bit. They probably feel like they are in

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the game after that try. This was the Olly Cracknell turnover. Good

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play from the hooker Neil Cochrane. The half-hour mark. Last ten minutes

:39:44.:39:49.

of the first half. Is it a 7-point wind? It probably is but the

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question is whether Edinburgh can break the Ospreys defence down.

:39:56.:39:59.

Steve Tandy will be looking for one more chance. This could be it. For

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once the kick is overcooked. They won't be too many high scores around

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the Pro12 today and tomorrow with the weather.

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Tyler Ardron has won some good line-out ball. Sam Underhill. A

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defensive wall in front of them. Nicky Smith again. Olly Cracknell.

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Brian Mujati on the blindside. James King. It has to be patient stuff

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from the Ospreys. Edinburgh are coming off the line. They are

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putting some good hits in. That defeat against the Cardiff Blues

:41:21.:41:23.

last week really hurt them. They were in the driving seat and a late

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Lloyd Williams try lead to them losing by a pod. The Ospreys are

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expecting them to be fired off of this one. They realise they might

:41:36.:41:45.

have a sniff with the elements. Rory Scholes desperately trying to cut

:41:46.:41:53.

out the pass. It's the options of the dummy runners that gave Sam

:41:54.:41:55.

Davies a chance of creating something. Back go the Ospreys.

:41:56.:42:05.

Jamie Ritchie putting pressure on Dan Evans. All coming from the big

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hit from Ben Toolis. Kieron Fonotia. You can tell the Ospreys are

:42:14.:42:48.

delighted with that. They are 10-3 ahead. Griff Rhys is with Catrin

:42:49.:42:52.

Heledd. Is it mattered of being patient? Yes. Both sides have good

:42:53.:43:03.

kicking options. We've had a couple of good opportunities. We have been

:43:04.:43:10.

really scruffy. A word on the conditions. They are difficult. It

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is about managing the second half knowing that Edinburgh are loading

:43:25.:43:31.

their backfield. And a word about Sam Davies. He has shown some great

:43:32.:43:37.

skill up there this evening. One of our messages to get the ball in his

:43:38.:43:41.

hands a bit more. We have not really got him on the front foot. Plenty to

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talk about when they get into the nice warm changing rooms. Griff Rhys

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will want the Ospreys to play the elements but more than they are at

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the moment. More pick and go with the forwards. If they have the

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confidence to play a bit more that is where they will get them. A quick

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tap and go from Tom Habberfield. Trying to catch those defenders in

:44:29.:44:43.

coaching. Sam Parry to James King. Sam Davies looking for the show and

:44:44.:44:44.

go again. Sam Underhill coming from deep.

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Making life difficult. Josh Matavesi threading through. Blair Kinghorn.

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Josh Matavesi again, looking for the far corner. He manages to keep it in

:45:19.:45:28.

somehow. Josh Matavesi going down field. Was that forward? Now says

:45:29.:45:39.

George Clancy. Was it in touch? Did he not good forward? Was it a

:45:40.:45:45.

forward pass? If they did it all cleanly, the play to them. It was a

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great kick by Josh Matavesi. They got out of jail there. Not to

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concede a line-out in their own 22 and, Edinburgh did well. Dan Evans

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and Dafydd Howells have done well to rescue that. Olly Cracknell. Hard

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yards. Nothing flash. Very important to keep the Ospreys going forward. I

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have been impressed with Edinburgh's defence. They have been very

:46:34.:46:37.

physical. They are coming off the line quickly and the Ospreys have

:46:38.:46:41.

played into their hands in the last 20 minutes.

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Ben Toolis, the second row, capped once by Scotland against Italy two

:46:59.:47:08.

years ago. He is the main line man. They won't want to lose him. He has

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been throwing yourself around. His head was on the wrong side to start.

:47:17.:47:23.

Olly Cracknell's movement meant he had a knock to the side of the head.

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He's got a Berber stiff neck as well. He will go to answer some

:48:08.:48:17.

questions and go through his head injury protocol.

:48:18.:48:40.

Grant Gilchrist with safe front line ball. The Ospreys need to keep their

:48:41.:48:55.

discipline here. They will want to give any penalties away allowing

:48:56.:49:02.

Edinburgh to kick downfield. Edinburgh have been tactically very

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good. That was a perfect kick from Sam Hidalgo-Clyne. Grant Gilchrist.

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That is a very well placed by Sam Hidalgo-Clyne. He is managing the

:49:31.:49:39.

conditions well. This is not a night for a fullback. Dan Evans got caught

:49:40.:49:45.

central. Keelan Giles was flat in the line. Plenty of space for Sam

:49:46.:49:49.

Hidalgo-Clyne to hit. The Ospreys lose a crucial defensive

:49:50.:50:06.

line-out and they are and the pressure. Chris Dean gets to Glenn

:50:07.:50:11.

Bryce. Damien Hoyland steps back inside. The one mistake the Ospreys

:50:12.:50:17.

have made and now they are defending for their lives just before

:50:18.:50:23.

half-time. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne has a look. Right in front of the posts.

:50:24.:50:36.

You just feel they have to take this. It's all about these close

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quarters. The Ospreys not committing too many to the breakdown. Grant

:50:49.:50:52.

Gilchrist. The final minute of the first half. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne get it

:50:53.:50:59.

out wide. The Ospreys trying to hold up. He has got his need to the

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floor. Murray McCallum. The crowd urging Edinburgh on. Duncan Weir.

:51:12.:51:26.

Glenn Bryce. Very good defence by the Ospreys and the ball is not

:51:27.:51:33.

forward. They have ended the first half with that try line intact. You

:51:34.:51:39.

see in that set what I talked about earlier about can Edinburgh get over

:51:40.:51:46.

the line? They don't score enough tries. The Ospreys are so powerful

:51:47.:51:50.

and they never looked in trouble, even on their own line. The physical

:51:51.:51:59.

specimens they have should be the difference. That one score from Josh

:52:00.:52:12.

Matavesi might be enough. The Ospreys know they need one solid

:52:13.:52:18.

scrum and that 7-point advantage will see them into the interval. One

:52:19.:52:25.

more bit of concentration from the forwards.

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Edinburgh can give it everything. A great scrum from Nicky Smith. The

:52:37.:52:50.

scrum incomplete so they will have to go down again. Both looseheads

:52:51.:52:53.

are dominant here. James King sensibly as the scrum was

:52:54.:53:11.

wheeling around not forcing the ball out.

:53:12.:53:24.

Neil Cochrane is trying to say to the referee that the angles of the

:53:25.:53:31.

Ospreys second rows are shifting the scrum and causing the wheel. He is

:53:32.:53:39.

clutching at straws to be honest. I don't know how he can see the angles

:53:40.:53:43.

of the Ospreys second row from where he is! Final play of the first half.

:53:44.:54:00.

That's better. Solid. Tom Habberfield and Sam Davies to the

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necessary for the Ospreys. Not a classic but you would not expected

:54:11.:54:14.

in conditions. Both sides just testing each other out but the one

:54:15.:54:18.

moment of magic in the first half provided by Sam Davies providing the

:54:19.:54:27.

trifle Josh Matavesi. 10-3 the Ospreys lead. What will that wind

:54:28.:54:37.

advantage be worth rest in Mark Tom Habberfield is with Catrin Heledd. A

:54:38.:54:43.

bit of pressure at the end but your defence held firm. It has been all

:54:44.:54:52.

us first half. Little bit of pressure but our defence has been

:54:53.:54:57.

great all season. They did try different things in that first

:54:58.:55:00.

quarter and are still in this game. It is a one score game. It's going

:55:01.:55:05.

to be that sneaky try that will win the game so we have to stay in it.

:55:06.:55:12.

Not great to watch, what is it like to play in? My hands on a bit cold.

:55:13.:55:18.

I have to go in and warm up for the second half.

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Those conditions are the talking point this evening. The conditions

:55:25.:55:31.

are difficult for the players but it did not affect Duncan Weir with its

:55:32.:55:36.

first attempt at goal. Sam Davies levelled the scores shortly

:55:37.:55:39.

afterwards. Then he produced the one moment of magic and what a moment it

:55:40.:55:48.

was. The patch to Josh Matavesi to finish the try.

:55:49.:55:54.

Martyn Williams, Edinburgh did have an opportunity before half-time to

:55:55.:56:03.

draw level but this Ospreys defence is so good. That could be a crucial

:56:04.:56:10.

moment. It was a big turning point. One mistake the Ospreys had made and

:56:11.:56:17.

it was a great opportunity for Edinburgh. But the Ospreys don't

:56:18.:56:22.

commit to rucks. They make double tackles. They don't overcome it.

:56:23.:56:29.

They found the field. Initially they were under pressure but once they

:56:30.:56:34.

slowed the ball down at no stage did they look like they were going to

:56:35.:56:38.

concede a try. The Ospreys have some big physical forwards. They were

:56:39.:56:45.

winning the collisions. The Ospreys had the wind in the first half. If

:56:46.:56:50.

Edinburgh came away with anything they might have been a tricky second

:56:51.:56:56.

half but 10-3 for the Ospreys, the coaches will be happy with that. Did

:56:57.:57:04.

you ever suffer with cold hands? It is nice and warm in here! Going back

:57:05.:57:14.

to Sam Davies. There is a subplot to this game. Is Sam Davies auditioning

:57:15.:57:22.

for a Wales spot? It was class, that wondered of magic. He started off

:57:23.:57:30.

the game. It is a great attack from the Ospreys. If you look at the

:57:31.:57:36.

Ospreys options, he has three guys he can give it to. There is a big

:57:37.:57:42.

gap and this is just vision. A great line from Josh Matavesi. He runs an

:57:43.:57:51.

angle. The off-load, the composure from Sam Davies, he doesn't panic.

:57:52.:57:57.

Out of the back door and it's a brilliant try. That is why people

:57:58.:58:02.

are knocking down Rob Howley's door to include him. He can do that.

:58:03.:58:09.

Compare him to Dan Biggar, Dan Biggar has so many strengths but

:58:10.:58:12.

that would not be the strongest part of his game. That is an outstanding

:58:13.:58:18.

piece of magic. When you are the guy knocking on the door, stuff like

:58:19.:58:24.

that is not to your case any harm. He is very good at what he does. His

:58:25.:58:30.

kicking game from left to right is great. He is quality player. The

:58:31.:58:40.

pressure on Dan beggar -- Dan Biggar, whether he goes with on the

:58:41.:58:44.

weekend it will be an interesting one. The conditions have dictated

:58:45.:58:50.

tonight and it has been a kicking game tonight. With Sam Davies in

:58:51.:58:55.

their side the Ospreys get the advantage more often than not. It is

:58:56.:59:01.

very tactical at the moment. Edinburgh have spotted there is no

:59:02.:59:08.

scrum half because Tom Habberfield is in the front line defending. They

:59:09.:59:14.

went for the chip to three times. You can see Tom Habberfield on that

:59:15.:59:17.

front line. A little bit of pressure on Sam Davies in that backfield. The

:59:18.:59:22.

conditions are dictating how this game is being played. You can see

:59:23.:59:27.

Sam Davies there, it's not the greatest of kicks but the Ospreys

:59:28.:59:32.

have that chase line and it's forcing Edinburgh to kick into that

:59:33.:59:37.

strong wind. The Ospreys are winning that kicking battle at the moment

:59:38.:59:44.

and it. As we saw last week when the Blues were up in Edinburgh games

:59:45.:59:49.

like these in conditions like these are on by small margins. The Ospreys

:59:50.:59:56.

unlikely to get another four try bonus point victory so a lead like

:59:57.:00:00.

that at half-time is a precious one. It is but they had the wind so you

:00:01.:00:03.

would expect them to going with the lead.

:00:04.:00:11.

They are working hard, but they haven't got the Stardust of a Sam

:00:12.:00:22.

Davies so they struggled to unlock the differences so I figured Ospreys

:00:23.:00:25.

will be pleased with the first half. Tactics in the second half?

:00:26.:00:31.

Edinburgh don't score many tries, so if the Ospreys get another score, is

:00:32.:00:35.

it time to put your foot on the ball and defend? In the Pro12 you've got

:00:36.:00:42.

to score at least 23 points to win a game and that's what Edinburgh have

:00:43.:00:45.

struggled to do this season, the third lowest in the league for try

:00:46.:00:50.

scoring ability. It's interesting, they will have to play the territory

:00:51.:00:55.

game. They have the conditions behind them in this half but they

:00:56.:01:00.

must show more enterprise, they've got Hidalgo-Clyne and Hoyland, they

:01:01.:01:03.

must get their better players on the ball. The Ospreys are going to have

:01:04.:01:10.

to carry a lot, you look at their bench, Dan Baker, he can come and

:01:11.:01:17.

close the game out. Let's see what's happening in Belfast because the

:01:18.:01:19.

Scarlets fans are going to be interested on what's going on as

:01:20.:01:26.

Ulster are playing Zebre. Just one try in a rain-soaked Belfast, Jared

:01:27.:01:31.

Payne back from injury playing in the centre position with one try for

:01:32.:01:38.

Ulster, 7-0 against Zebre. They will be targeting the four try bonus

:01:39.:01:42.

victory because that would take them level with the Scarlets with a game

:01:43.:01:46.

in hand. The Scarlets just about maintaining the Goujon in fourth

:01:47.:01:49.

place thanks to the heroic victory in Munster last weekend -- the

:01:50.:01:57.

cushion. They have another Irish visit this weekend, facing Leinster

:01:58.:02:00.

and Jonathan Evans took us for a look behind-the-scenes. Than Jones

:02:01.:02:07.

with the long pass to Tom Williams, it could be a third try for the

:02:08.:02:13.

Scarlets. He scrapes in, is that the comeback and the win of the season?

:02:14.:02:20.

It's Thursday morning, about 20 to eight, we're going to give you

:02:21.:02:24.

behind-the-scenes footage of our preparations for Leinster, but

:02:25.:02:28.

first, breakfast. A couple of try scorers from the weekend, Tom

:02:29.:02:33.

Williams in the corner. Every morning we have breakfast, usually

:02:34.:02:38.

eggs and beans and toast, Bacon if we're lucky. That's breakfast, now

:02:39.:02:51.

it's time for the weights. Back to the gym, we are doing a power

:02:52.:02:56.

session today. Get some speed into the lakes, things like that.

:02:57.:02:59.

Everything we're doing is power based. Your shocking playlist!

:03:00.:03:10.

Just having a look back over training now in my break before

:03:11.:03:20.

physio. The defensive system we will use against Leinster this weekend.

:03:21.:03:27.

This is Matt, the head physio here. Getting a bit of treatment now

:03:28.:03:28.

before the session this afternoon. That's the physio treatment done. A

:03:29.:03:44.

couple of boys getting treatment before the session this afternoon.

:03:45.:03:48.

Now where going to have a team meeting. The last part of the day,

:03:49.:03:56.

on the field, the forwards and backs coming back for the session. The

:03:57.:04:01.

last chance to come together before we head to Leinster tomorrow. Hope

:04:02.:04:06.

you enjoyed the book around. See you in Dublin. -- the look around.

:04:07.:04:14.

Scarlets will be happy if Treviso denials that the bonus point this

:04:15.:04:22.

evening. Leinster against Scarlets tomorrow evening, a crucial one in

:04:23.:04:26.

the race for the play-offs. Update for you, you may have heard about

:04:27.:04:41.

the former Wales women International, Elli Norkett, they

:04:42.:04:46.

held the game this evening as a tribute to her, they are doing her

:04:47.:04:53.

proud, 53-0, Cardiff Met leading Loughborough, so congratulations to

:04:54.:04:59.

them. So, the Scarlets. Incredible victory, we talked about it last

:05:00.:05:03.

night, Ritchie, 21-6 down at one stage at Thomond Park. Doing it when

:05:04.:05:09.

you come from 15 points behind there is very impressive. Testament to the

:05:10.:05:14.

strength of the squad, you saw Johnny on the screen but if you look

:05:15.:05:21.

at the scrum harms, Gareth Davies and company. -- scrum-halves. They

:05:22.:05:30.

were 21-6 down and as we'll see, when Aled Davies came on, he had a

:05:31.:05:35.

huge impact, he came on at 53 minutes and he was involved in all

:05:36.:05:39.

three tries. Huge positive for the Scarlets that they have him back and

:05:40.:05:45.

the strength and depth. Ulster haven't lost at Thomond Park in the

:05:46.:05:50.

years, so coming back is a huge victory for the Scarlets and keeps

:05:51.:05:53.

them in the running for the top four. Certainly does. Was there any

:05:54.:06:00.

reason for Jonny Evans to have his top off in that BT, and what's going

:06:01.:06:06.

on with James Davies' hair? I'm not going to comment about hair! I wish

:06:07.:06:10.

I could have a style like that. They are in good nick, so I would get my

:06:11.:06:19.

top off if I had abs like that. The run in four Scarlets and Ulster,

:06:20.:06:23.

Gary to be very tight between them. It is, you look and the run ins,

:06:24.:06:28.

who's going to pick up points. The weather could do the Scarlets a

:06:29.:06:32.

favour tonight, a tough pitch for Ulster, if they get the bonus

:06:33.:06:37.

points. The head of the game in many ways, the Scarlets, didn't expect

:06:38.:06:41.

them to win in Munster, so if they get anything in Leinster, it will

:06:42.:06:45.

put them in a good place. This is what it's all about, the race for

:06:46.:06:49.

them is ever more exciting. Five rounds to go after this one. Plenty

:06:50.:06:54.

to look forward to in the Pro12 in the coming weeks and months. A lots

:06:55.:06:58.

to look forward to now because Edinburgh are going to kick off

:06:59.:07:01.

against the Ospreys, who are 10-3 up.

:07:02.:07:07.

COMMENTATOR: The only changes at half-time, a couple of clean shirts

:07:08.:07:19.

to some of the players. Much-needed. It has been nonstop rain and the

:07:20.:07:26.

Myreside. 10-3, the Ospreys lead. Now we'll see how the tactics

:07:27.:07:32.

developed over the second 40. Sam Davies, long, only as far as Du

:07:33.:07:39.

Preez. They will be far more ready to go aerial in the second half,

:07:40.:07:47.

Edinburgh. Ban Evans, solid as usual. A big half of the season for

:07:48.:07:54.

the Ospreys. I don't say that lightly. In my experience of

:07:55.:07:58.

coaching and winning Celtic League titles, these periods are vital,

:07:59.:08:03.

these games are crucial. As the boys in the studio said, a top two place

:08:04.:08:08.

is vital because it's a tough semifinal and home advantage plays.

:08:09.:08:12.

Ospreys sitting second and the moment. A win will take them top.

:08:13.:08:20.

They must perfect this move. That will be a big boost for Edinburgh,

:08:21.:08:28.

the ball not collected. We know how quickly things can change. Any

:08:29.:08:36.

impetus, as we saw in Scotland, Wales were looking comfortable but a

:08:37.:08:39.

couple of mistakes and then Scotland had their tails up and the game was

:08:40.:08:43.

on. Spot on. Penalties come into play as well now. Having the

:08:44.:08:48.

elements, the Ospreys need to keep their discipline.

:08:49.:09:00.

In the open spaces, running at nine and ten, the number eight, Du Preez.

:09:01.:09:19.

Tiring stuff, putting in tackle after tackle. Hoyland, dangerously

:09:20.:09:29.

supporting Duncan Weir. Just watch the 22 metre line now, let's see how

:09:30.:09:34.

many yards they get over that. The thing for the Ospreys isn't so much

:09:35.:09:42.

the line break, it is the off line. Free ball kicked through by the

:09:43.:09:53.

Ospreys. Advantage over. The clean catch called. Great to see the

:09:54.:10:00.

interchangeability of the back three. Giles on this wing, and

:10:01.:10:06.

Howells who has already played here for the Ospreys was in the full-back

:10:07.:10:10.

spot because ban Evans had gone to the side. Great kick from Sam

:10:11.:10:14.

Davies, he saw the defence coming across. Could have done another

:10:15.:10:21.

couple of yards. Going past Hoyland initially, but Davies was there to

:10:22.:10:28.

gather it. Du Preez this time. The pressure is coming on from Edinburgh

:10:29.:10:31.

and the start of the second half. That's the third or fourth chip into

:10:32.:10:37.

that chip zone. They are so secure in the defensive line they can

:10:38.:10:40.

afford to have somebody sweeping in that area. Through the middle they

:10:41.:10:44.

try and come but the ball was spilled forward.

:10:45.:10:57.

Ardron, a nice clean white shirt. It was!

:10:58.:11:18.

That's a mistake. The wind is now going to the far stand, coming from

:11:19.:11:32.

behind us and Edinburgh. Looking at the touch judge's flags. Just

:11:33.:11:37.

putting too much on that, Sam Davies.

:11:38.:11:49.

Looking for the drive here, Jamie Ritchie is in the scrum-half

:11:50.:11:54.

position. Toolis is back on the field and takes it. That is so

:11:55.:12:04.

frustrating for anybody involved with Edinburgh. It is a bit of a let

:12:05.:12:09.

off, we said about the energy sapping tackling in the 22. The

:12:10.:12:12.

Ospreys pride themselves. Just holding his shoulder there.

:12:13.:12:31.

Chris Towers, the long-standing original Ospreys physio therapist.

:12:32.:12:38.

Just the knock-on, you can see he has gone to floor. George Clancy and

:12:39.:12:44.

the assistant referee spotted it. The bench could play a big part in

:12:45.:12:48.

this and on the face of it, the Ospreys have the stronger bench.

:12:49.:12:55.

They do, and with experience, in two areas, ball carrying, people like

:12:56.:13:01.

Dan Baker and Joe Bearman, but the solid defensive line, Paul James,

:13:02.:13:04.

the experience he has, Rhodri Jones is a physical animal, and Brendon

:13:05.:13:08.

Leonard, the All Black. Fonotia, not much time there. Under

:13:09.:13:21.

real pressure. Mujati stays down. There's a bit of

:13:22.:13:52.

space for Chris Dean. Sam Davies, tackled hard on the ground.

:13:53.:13:57.

Brilliant work from Davies, had a field was over the ball, so no one

:13:58.:14:02.

was in the back field. Now they have to work all the way from the try

:14:03.:14:11.

line. Howells in the goal-line area. Habberfield takes on the

:14:12.:14:13.

responsibility and makes absolutely sure. That's a good relieving kick

:14:14.:14:20.

from Habberfield. In these areas Edinburgh are selling themselves on

:14:21.:14:24.

a charge now. They know that the kickers have to get it away, they

:14:25.:14:27.

can't run it out in these conditions.

:14:28.:14:41.

Fonotia left that clearance kick infield and they are under pressure

:14:42.:14:47.

again. Sam Davies showing the other side of his game, scrambling back to

:14:48.:14:50.

rescue his team. Feel a bit sorry for young Jay Baker

:14:51.:15:04.

on the bench, another prospect, the winner. He's not going to see much

:15:05.:15:11.

ball tonight. Didn't get off the bench last week and he may not do

:15:12.:15:16.

this week either. So Mujati stays on. Going past the 47 he played last

:15:17.:15:26.

week. Doesn't look happy about it, mind! Ospreys challenged, and

:15:27.:15:37.

sacking Toolis immediately. Illegally. This is what they are

:15:38.:15:43.

looking for, Duncan Weir is looking up to the coaching both for

:15:44.:15:51.

direction. Still looking up. Someone is going to have to make the call.

:15:52.:15:58.

Neil Cochrane, the on field captain. They are backing themselves. Toolis

:15:59.:16:04.

has won nearly every ball, you'd think they would double up on him

:16:05.:16:07.

and put him under pressure. They know that he is the biggest ball

:16:08.:16:11.

winner in the league. Playing in the air. Edinburgh going for the telling

:16:12.:16:27.

blow. All the pressure has come from the home side in this second half.

:16:28.:16:35.

Jamie Ritchie, ready to attach himself to an Edinburgh drive.

:16:36.:16:39.

Toolis, goes without saying, wins the line-out. That's a great drive,

:16:40.:16:46.

Cochrane adding his weight. They are short of the line. Cochrane trying

:16:47.:16:53.

to sneak his way over, a couple of metres to go. He Gambo client,

:16:54.:16:59.

McAllen coming around the corner -- Hidalgo-Clyne. Penalty advantage,

:17:00.:17:07.

Edinburgh. Looking to come back on terms. Just by the skin of their

:17:08.:17:16.

teeth, the Ospreys survived but only for the moment. The Ospreys will be

:17:17.:17:26.

happy to give away a penalty here. They've gone for the corner, they

:17:27.:17:30.

failed to score. Yes, they've given away the penalty. The Ospreys take

:17:31.:17:33.

it to the wire. George Clancy here. Yes, smart defenders, they'll know

:17:34.:17:50.

when to give away a penalty and when not to. The best sides take it to

:17:51.:17:55.

the edge. Edinburgh have two score here. They've chosen to go for the

:17:56.:18:00.

corner, toning down the points. I would have gone for points. Chances

:18:01.:18:07.

will be limited. If they score it will -- if they don't score it will

:18:08.:18:14.

be a massive boost for the Ospreys. Forced change Dickinson is still

:18:15.:18:26.

down and Appiah comes onto the field. The game may be close. The

:18:27.:18:35.

Ospreys held them out. More to come, though, pretty soon. Interesting,

:18:36.:18:42.

Toolis, winning nearly every ball. Bluff, double bluff, you'd think

:18:43.:18:47.

they'd have a crack at him. Just hoping that isn't a serious injury

:18:48.:18:55.

for Alasdair Dickinson. Leinster, the top team at the moment, against

:18:56.:19:04.

Scarlets, tomorrow night. Not many better places to go and play and

:19:05.:19:10.

win. Great win in Munster, to repeat it in Leinster would be incredible

:19:11.:19:15.

for the Scarlets. We'll see what we'll be discussing on Sunday

:19:16.:19:19.

evening. This looks like it could be a break. Let's hope not. Alasdair

:19:20.:19:25.

Dickinson, only his second game of the season. Conditions are pretty

:19:26.:19:39.

awful, I should imagine. Treviso losing 0- seven and Connacht, about

:19:40.:19:50.

12-0 up against Zebre. 12-3, in fact. Conditions are certainly

:19:51.:19:53.

playing their part all over the Pro12 this evening. They are a real

:19:54.:19:58.

leveller, not just the handling skills, but the kicking and rowing.

:19:59.:20:05.

You seen the props slipping off the jerseys in the bind, sometimes you

:20:06.:20:09.

lose your feet, Duncan Weir has lost his plant foot on kicks. Poor old

:20:10.:20:16.

Alasdair Dickinson. His comeback game. Departing with what looks like

:20:17.:20:27.

a serious ankle or leg injury. Let's just hope for the best. Yes, you

:20:28.:20:33.

never want to see that. A great spell at Gloucester, one of my

:20:34.:20:37.

former clubs and a great career with Scotland. Coming back at loosehead,

:20:38.:20:41.

a decent game tonight. Here we go. Neil Cochrane, safely

:20:42.:21:03.

cradling the ball under the towel to keep it dry to get the line-out they

:21:04.:21:09.

want for a drive. Oh, would you believe it? Ben Toolis missing a

:21:10.:21:16.

line-out! Just seen it too many times. You have to score there. You

:21:17.:21:21.

put pressure on yourself because you've turned down the three. The go

:21:22.:21:29.

to man, what was it, was it the left? The throw looked OK. Well, the

:21:30.:21:41.

most successful line-out Ford mag in the Pro12 this season, and at the

:21:42.:21:47.

crucial moment, things don't go right for Ben Toolis and a let off

:21:48.:21:52.

for the Ospreys -- of the most successful line-out forward.

:21:53.:22:01.

James King looking to scramble away from the mess of that ground. --

:22:02.:22:17.

that scrum. Dangerous moments for the Ospreys. James King carrying

:22:18.:22:27.

again. Does so much work for the Ospreys, such an underrated player.

:22:28.:22:33.

Sam Davies getting enough on it to relieve the pressure for the

:22:34.:22:38.

Ospreys. For all the good play that you want to see on your screens, you

:22:39.:22:41.

know, if you are in the coaching stand, that's an excellent Cruz from

:22:42.:22:48.

a difficult scrum. Two card carries under pressure, the clearance kick

:22:49.:22:54.

undercharged down pressure and you relieve it. Steve Tandy is sitting

:22:55.:22:57.

there very happy with his boys for that. One dozen minutes in the

:22:58.:23:06.

second-half played almost exclusively Ospreys territory. Rigid

:23:07.:23:15.

is in midfield, Du Preez is in midfield -- Ritchie. Toolis had to

:23:16.:23:22.

readjust. Du Preez with the first carry. Good tackle coming in there,

:23:23.:23:32.

it was under Hill, working in tandem with cracked bell. Two great

:23:33.:23:38.

prospects, shame to see them go. -- cracked bell -- Cracknell. The

:23:39.:23:49.

technique is excellent, the movement forward. Who is attacking who?

:23:50.:23:56.

Perfectly positioned. The leg drive is important, for those youngsters,

:23:57.:23:59.

get your head in the right position and drive your legs.

:24:00.:24:15.

Still a one score game. Still uncomfortably close for the Ospreys.

:24:16.:24:26.

Good control by James King. Yeah it's been an uncomfortable two

:24:27.:24:32.

scrums for Derrick Appiah since he's come on. The new opponent, not

:24:33.:24:45.

providing the same kind of threat as the old experienced Alasdair

:24:46.:24:53.

Dickinson. I say old, he is 33! A bit harsh! Older. Topical,

:24:54.:25:04.

substitutions in the Six Nations over the last couple of weeks. Watch

:25:05.:25:10.

the game and look at your players, talk to your staff and players and

:25:11.:25:16.

make decisions on the hoof, not premeditated. Particularly because

:25:17.:25:18.

you haven't seen the conditions until you get here. You are managing

:25:19.:25:22.

it as you go along and I'm sure that's what's we've will be doing

:25:23.:25:30.

now. -- what Steve will be doing. Sam Parry, the Ospreys getting out

:25:31.:25:38.

of their own half. Very, very well controlled drive. Really good work

:25:39.:25:40.

by the Ospreys forwards. After soaking up all of that

:25:41.:25:52.

pressure, the Ospreys, if they get points now, that will be a huge

:25:53.:25:58.

psychological blow. Managing field position and possession, no silly

:25:59.:26:01.

errors or plays, just the hard yards. That's what it will be about.

:26:02.:26:07.

Sharing the load. Cracknell carries, King carries, Ardron carries. A

:26:08.:26:16.

different kick, the high one taken well by Kinghorn. A good chase,

:26:17.:26:23.

though, by Matavesi. Tactically the kick was perfect because it was

:26:24.:26:26.

outside the 22 meaning that Kinghorn couldn't mark the ball. Bradbury

:26:27.:26:36.

trying to put Edinburgh on the front foot. The ground is cutting up

:26:37.:26:43.

there. It's still a pretty good condition considering. Excellent,

:26:44.:26:44.

yes. Underhill with the feed to

:26:45.:27:01.

Cracknell. Oh, dangerous ball to Thornton. Glenn Brice flying at him.

:27:02.:27:09.

He's struggling with that shoulder, Thornton. I don't think he can go on

:27:10.:27:14.

much longer. The pass going into the back of Underhill and now the

:27:15.:27:20.

pressure is on David Howell 's -- Dafydd Howells. Difficult but you

:27:21.:27:25.

must be accurate. He did well, Howells, and the Ospreys have

:27:26.:27:30.

scrambled well. It's the kind of game that can turn on one mistake,

:27:31.:27:36.

as much as one bit of magic which we saw from Sam Davies in the first

:27:37.:27:43.

half. Kinghorn is looking to see where the strength is. Scholes

:27:44.:27:51.

coming in off the wing. Well taken by Chris Dean. Underhill

:27:52.:28:11.

is down now, and Thornton is struggling. They will have to look

:28:12.:28:15.

to their bench pretty soon, the Ospreys, by the look of it. It's

:28:16.:28:23.

tiring out there. It can be difficult for the subs to get on and

:28:24.:28:28.

get into the pace and intensity of the game. A good carry from

:28:29.:28:29.

Gilchrist. King again. Great adjustment. So

:28:30.:28:44.

much work. I think he's the one, they will have to move the second

:28:45.:28:51.

row if Thornton goes off. Joe Bearman and Dan Baker, the two back

:28:52.:29:00.

replacements on the Ospreys' bench. Oh, Appiah, the crowd come alive.

:29:01.:29:15.

They are beginning to find one or two holes now. Ardron is struggling

:29:16.:29:23.

so they will have to look at changes now. A bit of pace. Well covered by

:29:24.:29:36.

Matavesi. Some tired looking Ospreys defenders out there at the moment,

:29:37.:29:39.

they are feeling every hit at the moment. Appiah puts them under more

:29:40.:29:44.

pressure. Bradbury stays down as well. And Thornton is really

:29:45.:29:50.

struggling at the moment. Some tired bodies! Straight through the middle,

:29:51.:29:55.

Edinburgh. Gilchrist trying to do the same.

:29:56.:30:09.

would expect them to going with the lead.

:30:10.:30:13.

All 16/ delighted the ball went out to the left wing because it gave

:30:14.:30:21.

them arrest. A huge shift from both teams in" is. Keelan Giles studies

:30:22.:30:29.

ground. If you dive in and let your feet get too far-away up added. Here

:30:30.:30:40.

come the cavalry. Sam Underhill looks like he's done. Stuart

:30:41.:30:49.

McInally is on. Grant Gilchrist is going off. Dan Baker is coming on.

:30:50.:31:00.

Let's see what the Ospreys management think of it. Griff Rhys

:31:01.:31:05.

is with Catrin Heledd. Quite a bit of possession for Edinburgh. No

:31:06.:31:09.

points and you must be happy with the defensive effort. The defensive

:31:10.:31:14.

effort is huge. We have put ourselves under pressure. We had a

:31:15.:31:21.

couple of half opportunities that it is too tired looking sides out

:31:22.:31:27.

there. Some very tired bodies out there. Your bench looking very

:31:28.:31:31.

strong this evening. We have some good options. This block of work has

:31:32.:31:37.

been a tough one. We have to try and survive this last 20. The game is

:31:38.:31:44.

crying out for a bit of magic. We have had a couple of half

:31:45.:31:49.

opportunities but we were inaccurate. It is a two score game.

:31:50.:32:09.

Thank you. Dan Baker is on for the Ospreys. A triple change in the home

:32:10.:32:17.

pack. Stuart McInally and Lewis Carmichael on for Edinburgh. Joe

:32:18.:32:22.

Bearman is busting a gut to command and he is coming on now for this

:32:23.:32:28.

scrum. Paul James is stripped off as well. Joe Bearman coming on for Rory

:32:29.:32:39.

Thornton which means James King will go into the second row. They have

:32:40.:32:47.

lost the openside. Olly Cracknell will probably play there. The

:32:48.:32:56.

Ospreys have gone for the line-out. That was a very tight call from

:32:57.:33:19.

George Clancy. Let's have a look at it again. It was a great line-out.

:33:20.:33:32.

George Clancy saying the tackle was complete because Tom Habberfield was

:33:33.:33:35.

on the floor and he had to be released. George Clancy was spot on.

:33:36.:33:49.

Sam Parry has been impressive tonight. Defensively solid. I would

:33:50.:33:57.

not be surprised if he plays for Wales in the future. Paul James

:33:58.:34:03.

coming on to play his 150th league game for the Ospreys, breaking the

:34:04.:34:11.

record of Duncan Jones. He had a couple of years with Bath as well so

:34:12.:34:14.

that is some going. Congratulations to him. A real store. He was there

:34:15.:34:22.

in 2003 and good to see still going strong. No points in the third

:34:23.:34:31.

quarter. Most of the pressure coming from Edinburgh. Good defensive work

:34:32.:34:37.

from the Ospreys. It's only one score game still. Chris

:34:38.:35:03.

Dean. Murray McCallum and Rory Scholes not sure who was going to go

:35:04.:35:19.

for it. James King was so good with his workrate that Dan Baker has two

:35:20.:35:24.

emulate that. He had a tendency when he was younger to drift in and out

:35:25.:35:28.

of games. He can't afford to do that. Ulster have got a third try to

:35:29.:35:38.

extend their lead. What do they do now? Do they close the gap will go

:35:39.:35:49.

for the corner? Sam Hidalgo-Clyne is looking for the corner. Does anyone

:35:50.:35:58.

make any decisions any more? The original Captain Neil Cochrane has

:35:59.:36:03.

left. Again this is a moral victory for the Ospreys. They have gone for

:36:04.:36:08.

the corner twice and the Ospreys have held them out. Now they have

:36:09.:36:20.

resorted to the three points. Even if he does get it over it will be a

:36:21.:36:26.

relief for the Ospreys to get done the other side off the field. I

:36:27.:36:31.

would have gone for the original three but that it has gone now. The

:36:32.:36:37.

last place the Ospreys want to be is on the line defending.

:36:38.:36:59.

Very well struck by Duncan Weir. First points of the second half.

:37:00.:37:11.

That puts them back within four points. A great strike and great

:37:12.:37:19.

composure. It's not just the elements but they have been pounding

:37:20.:37:24.

at each other, tired bodies, and we have a game on now. This is one for

:37:25.:37:33.

the purists. Mike Allen the latest replacement for Edinburgh.

:37:34.:37:44.

Joe Bearman going back of. James King has come back on. It was just a

:37:45.:37:58.

temporary change. Hugh Gustafson on in the front row as well.

:37:59.:38:17.

Sam Davies looking for a different kick in between the two defenders.

:38:18.:38:25.

His left-to-right kick was skewered by the elements. Dan Evans looking

:38:26.:38:31.

for that left-hand corner because of the breeze. A clean catch called

:38:32.:38:39.

for. The Ospreys will want to spend some time down here. Every minute

:38:40.:38:47.

counts down. Steve Tandy will be looking at that the clock. They have

:38:48.:38:56.

had very little possession. It is still alive. Dafydd Howells. If they

:38:57.:39:05.

can squeeze out a penalty they would take it now. Need to keep hands on

:39:06.:39:14.

the ball first. Dan Baker. That bench will have to get some work

:39:15.:39:21.

done now. It has been a big shift from Edinburgh. But if they don't

:39:22.:39:25.

get over the line here where are they going? They don't look like a

:39:26.:39:34.

team languishing in ninth with only four wins this season. Conditions

:39:35.:39:40.

may be a leveller but they have been a match for the Ospreys this

:39:41.:39:44.

evening. You can't question their efforts. This is where the Ospreys

:39:45.:40:00.

have to be careful. I don't think Dan Evans will fag Sam Davies for

:40:01.:40:21.

that pass. -- thank. Damien Hoyland. Looking to manufacture the kick from

:40:22.:40:25.

the outside of the boot. The Ospreys looking to reply with interest. It

:40:26.:40:31.

might not be great to watch but there is some great kicking going

:40:32.:40:35.

on. That is not so good. Who will blink first? That is a good kick

:40:36.:40:43.

from Sam Davies. Gives time for the chase. It forces that from Blair

:40:44.:40:51.

Kinghorn. That is what it was all about. Who cracks first. It's a

:40:52.:40:57.

tight game and it's tough and it's about errors from the kicks. Each

:40:58.:41:04.

team has their backfield in place but it's too cracks first and it was

:41:05.:41:08.

Edinburgh. The Ospreys now can consolidate field position to try

:41:09.:41:17.

and build on the lead. Some of those hamstrings are crying out at the

:41:18.:41:23.

moment. You talk about the forwards but the wingers have to chase

:41:24.:41:30.

everything and chase back and cover. Hugh Gustafson finds his man in the

:41:31.:41:40.

line-out. And this could be up the moment for the Ospreys. He fancies

:41:41.:41:51.

it. There is a decision. He grabbed the ball straightaway and said posts

:41:52.:41:56.

straightaway. That shows the maturity of the young lad. It's not

:41:57.:42:01.

a matter of who is doing what, I'll have it. The Ospreys would have

:42:02.:42:08.

talked about that collectively at half-time, any opportunities if Sam

:42:09.:42:12.

Davies feels he can get it, take it. They are on the same page. If he

:42:13.:42:21.

wants it why wouldn't you let him have it? Absolutely. This is a big

:42:22.:42:31.

kick for Sam Davies. A big kick for the Ospreys for the whole season.

:42:32.:42:39.

They need the breathing space of three points. It has been provided

:42:40.:42:48.

by Sam Davies. What an effort. Magic hands first half, dependable kicking

:42:49.:42:54.

in the second. Overconfidence. Straight down the middle. It is a

:42:55.:43:00.

tough night for kickers and he has struck it sweetly. They are back

:43:01.:43:10.

with a 7-point advantage. A converted try would draw Edinburgh

:43:11.:43:13.

level but they need that converge as well. -- conversion. It has been an

:43:14.:43:34.

absorbing game. That hit, they have been crunching stuff.

:43:35.:43:48.

That was a forward pass surely. Not given. Back to what we saw for the

:43:49.:44:04.

whole of the opening of the second half. That is more aggressive

:44:05.:44:08.

defence by the Ospreys. Winning precious yards. Glenn Bryce. Duncan

:44:09.:44:22.

Weir. Duncan Weir is not a threat. He is not attached. Kevin Bryce.

:44:23.:44:35.

Duncan Weir. Stuart McInally. Good quick ball. Duncan Weir trying to

:44:36.:44:42.

put some peace in it. Glenn Bryce. Normally a fullback. Played the last

:44:43.:44:52.

few games in the centre. The 22 metre line, let's see where they go

:44:53.:45:00.

from it. Derrick Appiah. They are having to work for every metre. The

:45:01.:45:12.

Ospreys pushing them backwards. In position again for the next wave of

:45:13.:45:22.

attack. The pitch getting stickier by the minute. Half a gap for Sam

:45:23.:45:30.

Hidalgo-Clyne. Good tackle by Dan Baker. Lewis Carmichael. Not rolling

:45:31.:45:47.

away Joe Bearman. In front of the sticks, you have to take the three

:45:48.:45:55.

points. It was a rapid tackle and he can't get out of there. His left arm

:45:56.:46:07.

was trapped. Joe Bearman in his last season with the Ospreys. A great

:46:08.:46:14.

servant for the Dragons and the Ospreys. 38 last week. You won't see

:46:15.:46:21.

a man in fine condition. He keeps himself in great condition. He is

:46:22.:46:24.

great to have around the environment. A lovely guy and Martin

:46:25.:46:30.

bad player. On his way to Merthyr, that is the talk. No comment. Duncan

:46:31.:46:44.

Weir gets his third of the evening. It is such a close fought battle.

:46:45.:46:50.

Every point is vital. That is what makes the game so interesting. It

:46:51.:46:55.

has been difficult conditions but Edinburgh are still in the game. The

:46:56.:47:00.

Ospreys can get clear because of the lack of possession this half. It has

:47:01.:47:05.

been intriguing stuff and it is still time for something to happen

:47:06.:47:12.

yet. Rhodri Jones the latest Ospreys replacement. Just six and a half

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minutes remaining. There hasn't been more than a score between the two

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teams all game. Edinburgh still very much in it. A great take by Damien

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Hoyland. Steps on the gas on the far side. The brawl in Edinburgh's

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hands. Duncan Weir calls for it. Quick hands from him. My gallon cuts

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back from the wing. Deep into the Ospreys 22. The Ospreys now they are

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up against it now. The crowd have come alive as Edinburgh go in search

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of what could be a winning try. The Ospreys have slowed it down. Nathan

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Fowles the new scrum half for Edinburgh. Lewis Carmichael with the

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pick and go. It is thrilling stuff. After all the defending the Ospreys

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have done they have still got more to do. But in this position you

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still back the Ospreys. Every inch counts for Edinburgh. Kevin Bryce

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drives on. Who is going to be the man over the ball. Sam Parry and Sam

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Underhill are off the field. The Ospreys cannot get their hands on

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the ball. Dan Baker Getty tackling. The forwards doing all the work for

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the moment. Nathan Fowles bringing them in once more. They are not

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going to go further than a couple of yards. Duncan Weir. Chris Dean holds

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onto it. The Ospreys looking for a maul and looking for the scrum. The

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tackle completed and its Edinburgh ball -- ball. After succumbing to a

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1-point defeat against the Blues last week now Edinburgh at trying to

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turn it into a 1-point win maybe later on against the Ospreys. All

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the pressure coming from the home side. It comes down to this. Knocked

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on. Relief for the Ospreys. With just three and half minutes to go

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could that be enough? You have to give credit to both sides but

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particularly the Ospreys. They know their roles, they are physically

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dominant. They are patient. No silly penalties given away. Nobody going

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for the ball unnecessarily. A big scrum for Rhodri Jones, his first

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one since coming on. As it is for Hugh Gustafson. The clock ticking

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down. The Ospreys hanging onto this lead at the moment. They will be

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happy if this scrum takes all night. Discipline has been terrific from

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the Ospreys. The crowd frustrated as the scrum for the second time cannot

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set and that is a whole minute taken off. I think there should be time

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off in reset scrums. This is an easy area of the game to knock the clock.

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It has been such an effort from both teams. Such a defensive effort from

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the Ospreys in the second half. Can they hold onto two more minutes? Dan

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Baker runs at Duncan Weir. In their own 22. 90 seconds is all

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they have to do. Keep the ball away from Edinburgh. But it's dangerous

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in these conditions. In the end they opt for the kick and Josh Matavesi

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puts it into the stands. What a scrum and what a carry from Dan

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Baker. He put a big tackle in a couple of minutes earlier. And

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mention for Tom Habberfield the captain as well. He has stayed on

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for the whole duration. This is the break from Damien Hoyland. It

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possibly could have created something for Edinburgh. The final

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40 seconds of the game. Nathan Fowles makes a half-break. Edinburgh

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have to throw the kitchen sink at it. This is their one chance to get

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a win. They have not been that many in the league. The Ospreys need to

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stand firm for the final 15 seconds. Duncan Weir. Chris Dean. Final play

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coming up. Duncan Weir. Jamie Ritchie. The trusted Ospreys defence

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needs to hold out once more. Can they force a mistake? Lewis

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Carmichael. On the Ospreys 22. Nathan Fowles. The defence has been

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superb all evening. They need to call on every bit of strength and it

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has turned over. They just need to get the ball off the park. Kieron

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Fonotia desert and the Ospreys have held on. It has been a titanic

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effort in the rain. They hugely physical encounter but the Ospreys

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defence and all kinds of pressure comes through in the end. The

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Ospreys are still on winning ways. They have beaten Edinburgh 13-9.

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Some get sea defence and the game swung on this one moment of magic

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from Sam Davies. The off-load putting Josh Matavesi through. A

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couple of kicks in that second half, two from Duncan Weir and one from

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Sam Davies. This is the table. Zebre. We said at the end of the

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first half that the Ospreys kept themselves ahead on the scoreboard

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through Getty defence. I think Edinburgh could have been there all

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night and not score the try. It what's makes the Ospreys such good

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team. The score a lot of tries when it's a fine day but in those

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conditions it was a very good effort. It is wins like that they

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will look back on and that get you home semifinals. They have one ten

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four try bonus points this season but its wings like that that make

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you a championship winning side. They score the tries but when they

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have two they shut down their defensive line. They really have

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more than one person in that contact area. Teams always struggled to

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break you down. Tom Habberfield is with Catrin Heledd. Top of the

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league but Edinburgh did not make it easy for you. It was a tough game.

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Tough conditions. They stuck to it until the end. It was a moment of

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magic from Sam Davies and that's good for him if he is thinking of

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oils next week. He's a good player and it shows with his performances.

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Are you now thinking about the top two and not the top four.

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Definitely, it's possible and that's what the boys believe. It's great to

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have our fans here and we will try and do it for them. Top two for the

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Ospreys now they have to be thinking in those terms. They have done it

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before. The final is in Dublin and they have won twice in Dublin so

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they are looking good. Wins like that will go a long way to ceiling

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that home semifinal. If they don't get the top two, they would have to

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go to Munster Leinster which is difficult. They have some tough

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games but I would expect them to finish in the top two now. Can they

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win the title this year? Yes. Great to speak to you both. Thanks for

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watching at home. The Ospreys at this stage of the season said on top

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of the league. Join us for scrum five on Sunday when we will be

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reviewing all the Pro12 action and of course we will be looking ahead

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to the big one, Wales against Ireland. We lost to Scotland but we

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have to put it right against Ireland. We are fine margins away

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from being a world-class team. We have got unbelievable talent in that

:58:47.:58:50.

squad. The players need to back their own ability and play smart

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because we know what Ireland can do. Everyone is looking forward to it.

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