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Ospreys vs Sharks Preview & Tips - Hosts tipped for comfortable win against struggling Sharks
- Ospreys vs Sharks predictions for Friday’s United Rugby Championship fixture
- Match is being played at 19:35 BST at the Liberty Stadium
- Can Ospreys keep winning run going at home against winless Sharks?
- Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Ospreys vs Sharks Preview & Tips
The Ospreys have started their season well and will be confident of seeing off the Sharks. It should be tight for the opening 60 odd minutes but Ospreys quality should see them cover the -11 handicap.
- Ospreys vs Sharks Preview & Tips
- Head to Head
- Ospreys Form
- Ospreys Team News
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- Sharks Team News
- Ospreys vs Sharks FAQ
- Ospreys have won their last 2 matches.
- Sharks have lost their last 2 matches.
- Sharks have lost their last 2 matches by 11 and 25 points.
Head to Head
This is the first ever meeting between Ospreys and Sharks.
Ospreys have enjoyed a superb start to the United Rugby Championship. This after they have struggled somewhat for the last two seasons.
It has been two Welsh derbies thus far for the Ospreys. On the opening weekend they beat the Newport Dragons 27-23 before seeing off Cardiff Blues 18-14 at home.
Both matches were very tight affairs, and at various stages could have gone either way. Ospreys have however come up trumps in the big moments, particularly in the set pieces.
Ospreys Team News
Rhys Webb captains the side from scrumhalf while Gareth Anscombe retains the flyhalf position. Another international, Owen Watkin features outside Anscombe at inside centre.
The Sharks have not had an ideal start to the United Rugby Championship. They have lost both of their opening matches, which was more or less expected given the amount of players they are missing to international duty.
Their clash against Munster in round one saw them go down 42-17 at Munster. Last week the Sharks lost 35-24 at Glasgow Warriors.
Munster were simply too good for the Sharks while Glasgow ran riot early on. After a slow start the Sharks pulled things back against Glasgow but they were already 21 points down which made the comeback difficult.
Sharks Team News
Sean Everitt has made a number of changes to his side. The most noticeable one is the omission of Curwin Bosch at fullback. Anthony Volmink takes his position.
Fezokuhle Mbatha and Yaw Penxe are missing through injury.
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