OSCA

Huge congratulations to Scott Otten on winning his first Player of the Month OSCA, sponsored by the Gower Brewery.

Scott made a significant impact in January, including recording the Ospreys’ 100th try of the season away at the Newcasle Falcons in the European Challenge Cup.

Keep an eye out for an announcement of when Scott will be visiting the Riverside Bar post match to receive his award.

Click here to see the full OSCA Honours Board.

Also, and without much doubt, Justin Tipuric takes the try of the month competition (yet again), showing sublime ball skills and impressive speed that a lot of international wingers must envy.

Huge congratulations to Scott and Tips and the rest of the squad and staff for helping deliver a perfect January!

Five out of five wins across three competitions has seen the Ospreys create history in Europe with a perfect 30 points as well as rise to the top of the Pro12.  Only the peculiarities of the Anglo Welsh format has meant the Ospreys have not gone onto the semi finals of the cross border competition (or is that a biased view?)

Sun, 01 Jan 10 – 0 W Newport Gwent Dragons
Sat, 07 Jan 29 – 7 W Connacht
Sun, 15 Jan 47 – 7 W Lyon Olympique Universitaire
Sat, 21 Jan 26 – 21 W Newcastle Falcons
Sat, 28 Jan 20 – 14 W Bristol Rugby

From bog snorkelling in East Wales to plastic pitches in the frozen North to the Brewery Field and the Liberty, these are the seven top performers up for the January Player of the month vote sponsored by the Gower Brewery,  

Voting closes on Friday 10th January when we kick off against Zebre.

January Player of the Month

  • Scott Otten (51%, 99 Votes)
  • Olly Cracknell (15%, 30 Votes)
  • Justin Tipuric (12%, 23 Votes)
  • Hanno Dirksen (9%, 17 Votes)
  • Tom Habberfield (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Sam Parry (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Adam Beard (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 195

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GOWER BREWERY PLAYER OF THE MONTH

No surprises with Gower Brewery Player of the month for December – congratulations to Alun-Wyn Jones who has taken the award in December for the past four years!  Our captain must like playing against the Scarlets and European opposition.

Click here to see the full OSCA Honours Board.

TRY OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Dafydd Howells for winning try of the month for his electric break to score against Edinburgh.

Six games,  three competitions, four bonus points, six wins……and a partridge in a pear tree.

That doesn’t quite work, but the Ospreys seem to be working fine – it’s time to vote for your Gower Brewery Player of the month for December.  Voting closes New Years Day before we take on the Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade.

Fri, 02 Dec 31 – 22 W Edinburgh Rugby
Fri, 09 Dec 59 – 7 W FC Grenoble Rugby
Sat, 10 Dec 20 – 17 W Connacht Eagles
Sat, 17 Dec 71 – 3 W FC Grenoble Rugby
Sun, 18 Dec 55 – 14 W Connacht Eagles
Tue, 27 Dec 19 – 9 W Scarlets

2016 December Player of the Month Vote

  • Alun-Wyn Jones (53%, 71 Votes)
  • Ashley Beck (18%, 24 Votes)
  • Nicky Smith (10%, 14 Votes)
  • Sam Parry (10%, 13 Votes)
  • Ollie Cracknell (7%, 9 Votes)
  • Brendon Leonard (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 135

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Congratulations to the two young fliers Dafydd Howells for taking the Gower Brewery November OSCA and to Tom O’Flaherty for one of his many stunning tries winning the try of the month vote!   Keep an eye out for details of Dafydd’s presentation in the Riverside Bar post match in the coming weeks.

November Player of the Month

  • Dafydd Howells (33%, 59 Votes)
  • Tom O'Flaherty (16%, 28 Votes)
  • Ollie Cracknell (10%, 17 Votes)
  • Tom Habberfield (8%, 15 Votes)
  • Ashley Beck (8%, 14 Votes)
  • Dan Baker (6%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 178

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Tom – you only need to provide quantity if the quality isn’t there!  (We’re not really complaining).  You can watch Tom’s try in the November try highlight reel below

 

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If November has come and gone in a blur, we can recommend a few opticians, but after a slow start, the team reached a high point with a bonus point victory away at a very frosty Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow.

Fri, 04 Nov 0 – 33 L Munster
Fri, 11 Nov 12 – 15 L Harlequins
Fri, 18 Nov 31 – 7 W Cardiff Blues
Fri, 25 Nov 22 – 5 W Glasgow Warriors

Voting closes on Friday 2nd December at 19:30 (just before December’s fixtures kick off) so get your vote in quickly for November’s Player of the Month OSCA sponsored by Gower Brewery.

November Player of the Month

  • Dafydd Howells (33%, 59 Votes)
  • Tom O'Flaherty (16%, 28 Votes)
  • Ollie Cracknell (10%, 17 Votes)
  • Tom Habberfield (8%, 15 Votes)
  • Ashley Beck (8%, 14 Votes)
  • Dan Baker (6%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 178

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Congratulations to Keelan Giles in winning his very first Player of the month award!

2015 OSCAThe youngster has taken his opportunity in Europe and the Pro12 in his stride this month, scoring five excellent tries and also proving himself in defence with some last ditch try saving tackles – resulting in Keelan being invited to train with the Welsh squad in preparation for the Autumn Internationals.

We are hoping Sam Davies will be available to collect his OSCA for winning the September vote at our next home game (Friday 2nd December).

The 2016/17 OSCAs are sponsored by Gower Brewery.  Click here to see the OCSA Honours Board.

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After an amazing month, the Ospreys find themselves top of their European Challenge Cup group and equal on points with the top of the Pro12 teams. All in all, a good month where is has been hard to shortlist individuals amongst very strong group performances.   Click here to see some of the highlights from October and to vote for your try of the month.

Voting closes before kick off on 4th  November.

Gower Brewery Player of the Month vote October

  • Keelan Giles (60%, 85 Votes)
  • Justin Tipuric (16%, 23 Votes)
  • Josh Matavesi (14%, 20 Votes)
  • Dan Evans (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Dmitri Arhip (3%, 4 Votes)
  • James King (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Lloyd Ashley (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 142

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The 2016/17 OSCA’s are very kindly sponsored by Gower Brewery

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sam-daviesCongratulations to Sam Davies winning a well deserved September Player of the Month! Sam’s fourth OSCA takes him level with Justin Tipuric and Ryan Jones with only Dan Biggar ahead of the cashing pack. Click here to see the full Honours Board.  The 2016/17 OSCAs are sponsored by Gower Brewery

Gowery Brewery Player of the Month Vote September

  • Sam Davies (32%, 39 Votes)
  • Ben John (26%, 32 Votes)
  • Tyler Adron (16%, 20 Votes)
  • Dan Evans (13%, 16 Votes)
  • Sam Parry (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Rhys Webb (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

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