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Ospreys snatch Gloucester LV Cup opening victory


Ross Moriarty of Gloucester offloads the ball as he is tackled

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Article Published: Friday 9 November 2012


The Ospreys left it to the death to snatch an opening Anglo Welsh LV Cup 33-27 victory over Gloucester at the Liberty Stadium on Friday.

As the match drew to a close the Ospreys were leading 26-13 but then Dan Murphy scored and Gloucester were awarded a penalty and with the conversion had a one point lead.

However the Ospreys drove over the line in almost the final act of the match and Morgan Allen scored the match winning try.

Final Score Ospreys 33 (15) Gloucester 27 (13)

Scorers

Ospreys
Tries: Grabham, Allen
Penalties: Morgan 4, Davies
Conversions: Davies
Drop-goals: Morgan 2

Gloucester
Tries: Thomas, Murphy
Penalties: Burns 2
Conversions: Burns, Robson 2

Teams

Ospreys

15 Ross Jones,14 Tom Grabham,13 Ben John,12 Jonathan Spratt,11 Will Price,10 Matthew Morgan,9 Rhys Webb,8 Morgan Allen,7 Sam Lewis (Capt) ,6 George Stowers,5 James King,4 Lloyd Peers,3 Joe Rees,2 Matthew Dwyer,1 Marc Thomas

Replacements :16 Scott Otten,17 Nicky Smith,18 Nicky Thomas,19 Rhodri Hughes,20 Arthur Ellis,21 Tom Habberfield,22 Sam Davies,23 Nathan Edwards

Gloucester

Martyn Thomas; Shane Monahan, Drew Locke, Tim Molenaar, Ian Clark; Tim Taylor, Dan Robson; Yann Thomas, Tommaso d’Apice, Dario Chistolini; Elliott Stooke, Will Graulich; Ross Moriarty, Matt Cox, Peter Buxton (capt)

Replacements:Koree Britton, Dan Murphy, Tom Heard, Ed King, Ben Sparks, Dave Lewis, Billy Burns, Steph Reynolds

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LV= Cup Pool 1

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Saracens 2 2 0 0 46 29 0 8
Dragons 2 1 0 1 72 66 1 5
Bath Rugby
2 1 0 1 53 25 1 5
Gloucester Rugby 2 1 0 1 45 37 1 5
.

LV= Cup Pool 2

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Northampton Saints 2 2 0 0 61 30 1 9
Cardiff Blues 2 2 0 0 41 34 0 8
Sale Sharks 2 1 0 1 45 58 1 5
London Irish 2 0 0 2 38 60 1 1
.

LV= Cup Pool 3

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Leicester Tigers 2 2 0 0 46 29 1 9
Wasps 2 1 0 1 72 54 3 7
Newcastle Falcons 2 0 0 2 44 59 1 1
Scarlets 2 0 0 2 20 43 1 1
.

LV= Cup Pool 4

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Exeter Chiefs 2 1 0 0 28 27 0 8
Harlequins 2 0 0 1 20 25 1 5
Ospreys 2 0 0 2 44 72 1 1
London Welsh 2 0 0 2 16 65 0 0
Note : Pool 1 plays Pool 4 and Pool 2 plays Pool 3.