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Guinness PRO14 Round 9 Preview

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The PRO14 is back in action this weekend with plenty of action expected.

Ospreys scored a bonus point win over Glasgow while Leinster got six tries agains the Kings to cemented their tops spots at this stage of the competition.

In Conference A, Munster travels to Zebre while in Conference B Ulster have to travel to face Scarlets

The weekend kicks off on Friday with Glasgow against Cardiff and Leinster will take on Ospreys at home. Scarlets will welcome Ulster also on Friday which should be the game of the weekend.

On Saturday Benetton will have to travel to South Africa to face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. This is the only match on Saturday.

Sunday the Southern Kings will host Connacht in PE while Edinburgh will make the trip to play the Dragons.

Opta Top Performers – Round 8

Most tackles: 26 Lewis Evans (Dragons)

Most Carries: 25 Bill Mata (Edinburgh Rugby)

Defenders Beaten: 8 Keelan Giles & Hanno Dirksen (both Ospreys)

Offloads: 4 Tom Farrell (Connacht)

Breaks: 4 Shaun Venter (Toyota Cheetahs)

Metres Made: 142 Hanno Dirksen (Ospreys)

Turnovers Won: 4 Dan Leavy (Leinster Rugby)

Lineouts Steals: 2 James King (Ospreys)

Opta Top Performers – Overall

Most tackles: 101 Nico Lee (Toyota Cheetahs)

Most Carries: 125 Bill Mata (Edinburgh Rugby)

Defenders Beaten: 26 Jordan Williams (Dragons)

Offloads: 14 Mattia Bellini (Zebre) / Tom Farrell (Connacht Rugby)

Breaks: 15 Rabs Maxwane (Toyota Cheetahs)

Metres Made: 595Jordan Williams (Dragons)

Turnovers Won: 13 Olly Robinson (Cardiff Blues)

Lineouts Steals: 7 Junior Pokomela (Toyota Cheetahs)

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