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Ospreys vs Bulls Preview & Tips - Bulls set to stumble in Swansea

By Ralph Staniforth
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Ospreys were poor on their tour of South Africa but have since won three in a row. In their own conditions they could prove too strong for a Bulls outfit that struggled in Europe earlier this season.

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Ospreys vs Bulls Preview


This is going to be a lot closer than many people think with the Ospreys in good form and at home. Earlier this season the Bulls lost three of their four matches in Europe. I am backing Ospreys to win this match.
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  • Ospreys have won their last 3 matches.
  • Bulls have won 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • Bulls have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches in Europe.

Head to Head


This is the first ever encounter between Ospreys and the Bulls.

Ospreys Form


The Ospreys have little other than pride to play for in this final round. They are placed ninth on the URC table, six points off the final qualifying spot with only five points still to play for.

The Welsh union are however in fine form after winning their last three matches. They had a tough tour of South Africa but upon return beat Cardiff Blues 22-6 and Scarlets 54-36.

Last weekend Ospreys continued that form, beating the Dragons 51-31 at home. With their international players back the Ospreys will want to prove that the season could have been vastly different if for one or two other results.

Ospreys Team News


Ospreys won’t be looking to make many changes after a few superb performances recently.

Bulls Form


The Bulls have already secured a playoff but there is still plenty to play for. Defeat could see them drop a place on the table while victory could see them go up to third depending on other results.

Last time out the Bulls beat Glasgow 29-17 at home but that was three weeks ago. Prior to that Jake White’s side beat Benetton, lost to the Stormers and beat Ulster, Scarlets and Dragons, all at home.

A home playoff will be the goal for the Bulls in this match but their form in Europe was not good earlier this season. They will need a turnaround in those performances to get the win here.

Bulls Injuries


Ruan Vermaak is in the Bulls touring squad after being signed last week. Experienced Springbok flyhalf, Morne Steyn has not made the squad for the one week tour.

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Verdict

Ospreys have won their last three matches. They are far better at home so I've got them down for the win against the Bulls in this one.

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