WATCH: Munster win over Ospreys to maintain top spot

Leader Reporter


Leader Reporter


Munster v Ospreys Match Report Shape holder

Darren Sweetnam scores for Munster in Wales

Munster maintained top spot in Conference A of the Pro14 this evening with a 19-13 away win at the Liberty Stadium over the Ospreys. Tries from Darren Sweetnam, Mike Haley and one penalty seven pointer saw Johann van Graan's men take four points from this Round 16 tie. 

Munster opened the scoring after four minutes when Sweetnam crossed the whitewash, before a try from Hanno Dirksen and two  penalties from Luke Price left Munster trailing going into the closing stages of the opening half. 

A penalty try seven pointer however gave the Reds a 14-10 half time lead.

The second half was a tighter affair with Mike Haley's five points in the 69th minute the only try of the second half giving Munster the much needed win to keep Glasgow at bay in second spot. 

Next up for Munster is another trip to Wales, this time to face the Scarlets on March 2.

Ospreys have lost only once at Liberty Stadium in the Guinness PRO14 since November 2017: 20-29 to Glasgow last November.

Ospreys: Dan Evans, Hanno Dirksen, Cory Allen, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler, Keelan Giles, Luke Price, Matthew Aubrey; Jordan Lay, Scott Baldwin, Tom Botha, James King, Bradley Davies, Olly Cracknell (C), Sam Cross, Rob McCusker

Replacements: Scott Otten, Rowan Jenkins, Ma’afu Fia, Lloyd Ashley, Will Griffiths, Reuben Morgan-Williams, James Hook, Luke Morgan

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Jaco Taute, Darren Sweetnam; JJ Hanrahan, Neil Cronin; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete, Arno Botha

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Ciaran Parker, Darren O’Shea, Jack O’Donoghue, Alby Mathewson, Bill Johnston, Rory Scannell