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Ospreys knock Clermont over

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t4_3420521113737619840With the European championship moving into high gear winning games is becoming more important and that proof on Friday night when Ospreys put in a massive second half performance to come from behind and upset Clermont with a 21-13 win.

Sam Davies scored 15 points for Ospreys coming from  them bench but what won the game for Ospreys was the massive defensive effort the players put in the second half to knock Clermont back in every attack they launch.

At the break Clermont was in the lead 13-6 and dominate most parts of the game with Ospreys on the back foot.

Clermont failed to build on the lead in the second half which saw Ospreys jumped to the top of the pool 2 after the win.

Clermont have not been able to find there normal fluent game this season and on Friday night they were out muscled by a determined Ospreys side.

Justin Tipuric was superb and one of his surging runs set up the position for Biggar to kick his first penalty of the evening.

Clermont were under severe pressure and for most of the second half and just could not get into the match.

As conditions worsened, Clermont began to overplay and the Ospreys took advantage with Davies adding successive three-pointers late on to seal the win.

The scorers:

For Ospreys: 
Pens: Biggar 2, S Davies 4
Drop Goals: S Davies

For Clermont: 
Try: Fofana
Con: Parra
Pens: Parra 2
Yellow Cards: Kolelishvili, Ulugia

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  1. Ospreys were superb.
    The yellow carding of Kolelishvili was a fucking joke by tat twat Wynne Barnes.
    This is what happens

    Ref is standing in the defensive line and Kolelishvili shoves him away to get to an Ball Carrier. Ref asks him not to do it again and he apologises.

    Later Kolelishvili gets taken out off the ball intentionally and he gives the “”taker outer” a bit of a elbow. Barnes reverses the penalty but then syas because it is a “second offence: Kolelishvili is yellowed… even the Welsman is heard on mike saying “C’mon ref don’t yellow him for that! Please man c’mon.”

    The yellows cost Clermont the game.

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