Ospreys 16-25 Scarlets: Aled Davies kicks four late penalties to give Scarlets their second win in Swansea - Ruck

Ospreys 16-25 Scarlets: Aled Davies kicks four late penalties to give Scarlets their second win in Swansea

  • Aled Thomas came off the bench to kick Scarlets to only their second win over Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium
  • Josh Matavesi and DTH van der Merwe traded tries as the sides went into the break level, 13-13
  • Davies kicked four penalties after the restart to secure the win for the visitors
Scarlets remain in the hunt for a home semi-final in the Guinness Pro12 following a 25-16 triumph over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Two tries, some nice touches and some pretty frantic passages of play saw the sides go int half-time locked level at 13-13 with the game in the balance.

A brilliant score from Josh Matavesi had put the Ospreys in front but Scarlets hit back as winger DTH van der Merwe showed his try-scoring prowess as he finished superbly in the corner to level up the scores.

The end-to-end stuff continued after the restart before Scarlets replacement Aled Thomas knocked over two penalties to give the visitors a 19-13 lead with 67 minutes on the clock.

Sam Davies knocked over another penalty to take his total to 11 and close the gap to three points but two further three-pointers from replacement Thomas secured the win and denied the hosts a losing bonus-point.

The result cements Scarlets’ position in the top three, and leaves the Ospreys in ninth place – a long way off the European qualification places.

Scarlets: Rob Evans

Ospreys: 15 Dan Evans, 14 Jeff Hassler, 13 Ben John, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Eli Walker, 10 Sam Davies, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Dan Baker, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Rory Thornton, 4 James King, 3 Aaron Jarvis, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Paul James (c)
Replacements: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Dmitri Arhip, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Olly Cracknell, 21 Brendon Leonard, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Owen Watkin

Scarlets: 15 Steff Evans, 14 Gareth Owen, 13 Regan King, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 DTH van der Merwe, 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Morgan Allen, 7 James Davies, 6 John Barclay, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Peter Edwards, 2 Ken Owens (c), 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Kirby Myhill, 17 Dylan Evans, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Maselino Paulino, 20 Will Boyde, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Aled Thomas, 23 Harry Robinson

Date: Saturday, March 26
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
Assistant Referees: Ian Davies, Wayne Davies (both WRU)
TMO: Jon Mason (WRU)