Ospreys vs Leinster Preview

Leinster will hope to keep their good form intact as they face Ospreys this Sunday in the Guinness Pro14. Leo Cullen’s side currently sit top of Conference A with a perfect record thus far.

POSITIVE INJURY REPORT

Head Coach Cullen has issued a positive injury report following Monday’s victory to the Glasgow Warriors. No new injuries were reported from the game but there was no further update on Garry Ringrose (jaw), Jordan Larmour (shoulder), Conor O’Brien (hamstring), Max Deegan (knee), Adam Byrne (hamstring) and Vakh Abdaladze (back). 

Centre Rory O’Loughlin and winger Cian Kelleher came out of their first games back from injury with no issues and have trained with the squad as normal this week. 

Hooker Sean Cronin has increased his training load after a minor thumb injury. Prop Tadgh Furlong has also increased his training load this week after a calf strain along with Ryan Baird who suffered an adductor injury.

 

IMPECCABLE FORM

Cullen’s side go into this weekend’s game in flying form. With the team sitting high on top of their group and an unbeaten start to the campaign so far, Leinster look like a force to be reckoned with at the moment. Some excellent individual performances of late has helped the team get to this point, particularly that of flanker Scott Penny. Penny managed to finish the game against Glasgow with 23 tackles made and a 100% tackle succession rate. On top of that, he also managed 8 carries and a try. 

Leinster’s attack has been exceedingly frightening this campaign, scoring over 30 points in all their games. With 3 wins from 4 games, third place Ospreys will hope to put a dent in Leinster’s charge. An 11-point difference separates the sides at the moment as head coach Toby Booth looks to close the gap this weekend.