Big crowd for Domino's derby

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:25
Large alun wyn jones charges

The Liberty Stadium is getting ready to welcome what should be the biggest Ospreys crowd of the season on Friday.

The Liberty Stadium is getting ready to welcome what should be the biggest Ospreys crowd of the season on Friday, when local rivals the Scarlets visit for the second leg of the Domino's Derby series.

The Boxing Day clash at Parc y Scarlets saw the Ospreys sneak a four point win on the road, a late Ian Evans try and five points from the boot of Dan Biggar enough to secure a 10-6 victory that saw the Challenge Cup heading back to the Liberty once again.

The Scarlets now have an early opportunity to wrestle the silverware off the Ospreys, when the two teams go head to head once again in what promises to be another enthralling encounter in front of a bumper attendance.

With just short of 12,000 tickets already issued for the game, the second highest crowd of the season is already confirmed and the campaign high of 12,378 that watched the European Cup game against Leinster in October is in sight.

Skipper Alun Wyn Jones says that the players can't wait to get back to the Liberty Stadium in front of a big crowd after two derby wins on the road over Christmas.

"It's going to be a great occasion on Friday," said Jones.

"This time of year is all about local derbies and traditional rivalries. We've been a part of two tough, close games against Cardiff and the Scarlets and we've been fortunate enough to get the results we wanted.

"Performances haven't been perfect, far from it, but the character and spirit we've shown as a group have been very satisfying and have allowed us to pick up two wins away from home.

"Now we are coming back to the Liberty, we're up against the Scarlets, and there's a big crowd guaranteed, so there's a real buzz about the place.

"These are the types of games that everybody looks forward to, players, coaches and supporters, and it's great to see a big crowd at the Liberty.

"Hopefully that crowd number will rise significantly between now and kick-off, because games like this allow supporters to show how much the region means to them."

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 23 February 2018
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 19h00 Irish Independent Park
Dragons v Edinburgh 19h30 Rodney Parade
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Leinster v Kings 19h35 RDS
France v Italy 20h00 Paris
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 Twickenham Stoop
Bath v Sale Sharks 14h30 Recreation Ground
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Sun, 25 February 2018
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
Fri, 02 March 2018
Blues v Chiefs 06h35 Eden Park
Reds v Brumbies 09h00 Suncorp Stadium
Kings v Dragons 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
PRO14
MORE LOGS
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 15 13 0 2 65
Munster 15 9 0 6 49
Cheetahs 15 8 0 7 41
Cardiff Blues 15 7 0 8 33
Connacht 15 5 0 10 28
Ospreys 15 5 0 10 26
Zebre 15 4 0 11 21
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 15 12 0 3 57
Scarlets 15 11 0 4 54
Edinburgh 15 10 0 5 46
Ulster 15 9 1 5 46
Treviso 15 8 0 7 38
Dragons 15 2 2 11 17
Kings 15 0 0 15 4