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Monday Morning Quarterback View

Updated: Apr 2, 2021

An energetic and brave effort saw the Ospreys ultimately fall short and put Glasgow in pole position to finish third in the conference. Some very poor ball security in the Glasgow 22 led to a breakout try that swung the momentum of the game Unlike the lack-lustre performance of the previous week though, there was much to be pleased about from this performance. The line out was not effective, which it so often is when we are forced to go in with only two lineout forwards in Griffiths and Davies. However, elsewhere there was an energy and accuracy that we did not possess last weekend. Griffiths and Davies continue to be our best forwards and Morris looked more comfortable at 7 than he did last week. At 8, Gareth Evans gave one of his best performances and brought far more to the party than Cracknell and Cross combined. Rhys Henry and Garyn Phillips showed they should both be in line for senior contracts next season and provide considerable depth to the front row pool.

Behind the scum Luke Price seemed more comfortable in the Brock James system than he ever did under the Sheratt attacking regime. Watkin and Hawkins are such a major upgrade on the ineffectual Thomas- Wheeler that Booth has to be rueing his decision about selection at 13 last weekend. The same could be said of Dewi Cross who was far more capable than Dirksen who, last week, was rather ineffective.


We go to Leinster next weekend and cling to the very small hope that having already qualified for the final, they will not have any focus and field a disinterested group. This seems a forlorn hope and the better chance for us is to hope that the Dragons will be able to put one over on Glasgow.

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