RECAP: Ospreys v Sharks
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round Three match between Ospreys and the Sharks in Swansea.
The Ospreys have not kicked off a campaign with three straight victories since the 2016-17 season but they have the opportunity to do just that this weekend following wins against the Dragons and Cardiff.
The Swansea-based region has lost their last two matches against South African opponents – beaten at home by both the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs in November 2019.
Friday’s visitors have yet to register a victory in the United Rugby Championship and picked up their last win just over a month ago in the Currie Cup semifinals.
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Ospreys: 15 Dan Evans, 14 Mat Protheroe, 13 Tiaan Thomas Wheeler, 12 Owen Watkin, 11 Luke Morgan, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Rhys Webb (captain), 8 Morgan Morris, 7 Jac Morgan, 6 Will Griffiths, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Sam Parry, 1 Nicky Smith.
Replacements: 16 Elvis Taione, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Rhys Davies, 20 Ethan Roots, 21 Reuben Morgan-Williams, 22 Stephen Myler, 23 Joe Hawkins.
Sharks: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Marnus Potgieter, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Gerbrandt Grobler, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit (captain), 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu.
Replacements: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Khwezi Mona, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Dylan Richardson, 22 Sanele Nohamba, 23 Werner Kok.
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Craig Evens (Wales) Carwyn Williams (Wales)
TMO: Leo Colgan (Ireland)