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October 01, 2022

Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors

Posted by Editor on October 1, 2022 02:52 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Ali Price is the Warrior to Watch
Disco looks ahead to Glasgow's visit to Swansea to take on Ospreys in this afternoon's URC fixture.

You can read more of Disco's thoughts on Glasgow's URC and European campaigns, Scotland's international fortunes, and much, much more at his excellent blog On Top of the Moon.

KO 3.05 at Swansea.com Stadium
Saturday 1st October 2022
Live on Premier Sports 1

- These teams have met on 18 previous occasions in Wales. Glasgow have won 5 and Ospreys 11 and there have been 2 draws.
- Recent history has favoured the visitors though - the home side have only won 3 of the last 9 at (what used to be called) the Liberty Stadium.
- This will be the first time since May 2015 that Alun Wyn Jones has played in a match against Glasgow.
- Ryan Wilson has more previous appearances for Glasgow (213) than the other 7 players on the Warriors' bench combined (200).
- With an unprecedented streak of tries in 3 consecutive games, Zander Fagerson is in danger of being exiled from the prop's union. If he makes it 4 in a row he'll surely be sent to play with the fancy dans in the back row?
- A 3-Test Lion to take on the Ospreys' 2-Test Lion at scrum half, skipper Ali Price is this week's Warrior to Watch.

Teams

Ospreys

15 M. Nagy (11)

14 G. NORTH (31)
13 O. WATKIN (85)
12 M. Collins (19)
11 K. Giles (68)

10 G. ANSCOMBE (15)
9 R. WEBB (185) (Captain)

1 N. SMITH (151)
2 S. BALDWIN (165)
3 T. FRANCIS (16)
4 A. BEARD (107)
5 A.W. JONES (256)
6 D. LYDIATE (181)
7 J. MORGAN (34)
8 E. Roots (22)

Substitutes

16 D. LAKE (27)
17 R. Henry (16)
18 T. Botha (77)
19 R. Davies (34)
20 W. Griffiths (46)
21 R Morgan-Williams (67)
22 J. Walsh (2)
23 L. MORGAN (70)

Glasgow Warriors

15 Cole Forbes (26)

14 SEBASTIAN CANCELLIERE (11)
13 SIONE TUIPULOTU (22)
12 SAM JOHNSON (93)
11 RUFUS McLEAN (21)

10 Tom Jordan (2)
9 ALI PRICE (113) (Captain)

1 JAMIE BHATTI (69)
2 FRASER BROWN (124)
3 ZANDER FAGERSON (117)
4 SCOTT CUMMINGS (92)
5 RICHIE GRAY (85)
6 Gregor Brown (5)
7 Tom Gordon (54)
8 JACK DEMPSEY (24)

Substitutes

16 GEORGE TURNER (79)
17 OLI KEBBLE (79)
18 SIMON BERGHAN (13)
19 JP du Preez (1)
20 Sintu Manjezi (2)
21 RYAN WILSON (213)
22 Sean Kennedy (19)
23 DOMINGO MIOTTI (7)

(players in CAPITALS are full internationals)

Head to Head:
Back 3 - EVEN
Centres - ADV Glasgow
Half Backs - ADV Ospreys
Front Row - EVEN
Second Row - ADV Ospreys
Back Row - ADV Glasgow
Subs - ADV Glasgow

Glasgow Greetings:
Four players are in line for their first appearances of the season. Sam Johnson slots back into his familiar inside centre berth. On the bench, the experience of Simon Berghan and Sean Kennedy should bring some solidity and calmness to proceedings late on. Ryan Wilson will, of course, continue to be Wilson! Potentially this is his final chance to wind up the legend of the game that is Alun Wyn...

Matchday Milestones:
Remarkably, Alun Wyn Jones has featured in more Glasgow games than 6 of the Warriors lineup. The Welsh lock has played in 13 of these matches so far for the Ospreys - although not for more than 7 years. It's also worth noting that the Lions' captain has more career appearances against Scotland (14) than he does versus Glasgow.

This was the side when AWJ first played against the Warriors on 27th January 2006 in a game held at Old Anniesland:

15. Rory Lamont

14. Hefin O'Hare
13. Andy Craig
12. Graeme Morrison
11. Mike Roberts

10. Colin Gregor
9. Graeme Beveridge

1. Kevin Tkachuk
2. Fergus Thomson
3. Euan Murray
4. Dan Turner
5. Gregor Hayter
6. Steve Swindall
7. John Barclay
8. Jon Petrie

Substitutes

16. Eric Milligan
17. Lee Harrison
18. Craig Hamilton
19. James Eddie
20. Sam Pinder
21. Ben Cairns
22. Graydon Staniforth

Warrior to Watch:
George Horne threw down the gauntlet with a Player of the Match performance against Cardiff, so expect Ali Price to pick up where wee Dod left off. It's been a whirlwind couple of years for Ali, making himself the undisputed number 1 number 9 for both Glasgow and Scotland and topping that off with the small matter of becoming the Lions' main man at scrum half as well.

There's a definite maturity to his game, leaning in to box kicking duties when that presents the best outlet, but he's still got more than an eye for speeding the game up. With the Warriors looking more free to express themselves last week, he'll no doubt enjoy the opportunity to drive his side to produce the fastest ball possible.

The real question of course is will Ali take on the goal-kicking duties? And can he match George's success rate?

Glasgow away to Ospreys in the URC/PRO14/12:
- 5 wins
- 1 draw
- 3 losses
- 2 try BPs
- 24 points out of a possible 45 (53%)

Officials:
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU, 12th league game)
AR1: Ben Breakspear (WRU)
AR2: Carwyn Williams (WRU)
TMO: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

Mr Peyper's record for 2021/22:
Matches - 7
Average penalty count - 20.6 per game
Home side penalties conceded percentage - 42.4%
Average card count - 0.7 per game
Penalties per card - 28.8

Sympathy for refs can be rare currency indeed, but surely even the hardest of hearts must feel something for Mr Peyper as he finds himself with a scrum half as captain on both sides. At least it should keep the damage to his ears nice and balanced...

The South African whistler will be making his debut in a Warriors' fixture. Unusually for an experienced official he has a relatively high penalty count. In contrast though his card count is surprisingly low. There could be some in-game adjustments required as Glasgow try to figure out the man from Bloemfontein.

Additional ref stats from: https://www.cardiffrfcfans.com/analysis/referee_heads.php?countryID=9

Previous Matches with Ospreys
Saturday October 1 2022
Ospreys 32 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday January 8 2022
Glasgow Warriors 38 19 Ospreys Match Report
Friday March 12 2021
Glasgow Warriors 30 25 Ospreys Match Report
Saturday October 24 2020
Ospreys 23 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday March 21 2020
Ospreys P P Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 15 2020
Glasgow Warriors P P Ospreys Match Report
Friday January 25 2019
Glasgow Warriors 9 3 Ospreys Match Report
Friday November 2 2018
Ospreys 20 29 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday November 26 2017
Ospreys 6 47 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday September 9 2017
Glasgow Warriors 31 10 Ospreys Match Report
Sunday February 26 2017
Ospreys 26 15 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday November 25 2016
Glasgow Warriors 5 22 Ospreys Match Report
Sunday January 31 2016
Ospreys 20 20 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday November 1 2015
Glasgow Warriors 31 19 Ospreys Match Report
Friday May 8 2015
Ospreys 21 10 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday February 21 2015
Glasgow Warriors 19 16 Ospreys Match Report
Friday March 28 2014
Glasgow Warriors 11 9 Ospreys Match Report
Friday November 29 2013
Ospreys 16 28 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday April 19 2013
Glasgow Warriors 35 17 Ospreys Match Report
Friday September 14 2012
Ospreys 10 28 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday March 2 2012
Ospreys 20 26 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 28 2011
Glasgow Warriors 28 17 Ospreys Match Report
Saturday March 5 2011
Ospreys 37 6 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Sunday October 24 2010
Glasgow Warriors 31 23 Ospreys Match Report
Friday May 14 2010
Ospreys 20 5 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday October 30 2009
Ospreys 9 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 25 2009
Glasgow Warriors 16 26 Ospreys Match Report
Sunday May 10 2009
The Ospreys 34 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday September 12 2008
Glasgow Warriors 18 21 The Ospreys Match Report
Friday February 29 2008
Glasgow Warriors 9 6 Ospreys Match Report
Sunday September 30 2007
Ospreys 37 23 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 4 2007
Glasgow Warriors 29 26 Ospreys Match Report
Friday October 13 2006
Ospreys 26 9 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Saturday April 8 2006
Ospreys 16 13 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday January 27 2006
Glasgow Warriors 8 22 Ospreys Match Report
Saturday January 29 2005
Glasgow Warriors 27 27 The Ospreys Match Report
Saturday October 2 2004
The Ospreys 40 17 Glasgow Warriors Match Report
Friday May 14 2004
Glasgow Warriors 34 31 Ospreys Match Report
Friday February 6 2004
Ospreys 33 11 Glasgow Warriors Match Report