We’ve been in discussion with the Ospreys about how Ospreys supporters can make the most of our “home” game on Friday 4th November in the URC against the Sharks.

We’ve been in discussions with the Ospreys and London Welsh and we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be taking the OSC Riverside experience on the road.  The Ospreys and the OSC will be using London Welsh RFC as a base, aiming to make Old Deer Park our home for pre-match activities (just 10 minutes from the M4).  The clubhouse will our base from 2pm-6pm, and we’ll be expecting entertainment from the excellent London Welsh Male Voice Choir as well as non match-day players making an appearance from 4pm.

We’ve arranged a happy hour London Welsh from 2pm-6pm, and thanks to their sponsorship deal with Glamorgan Brewery, all of their drinks will be available for the incredible price of just Β£4 per pint!

At 6pm, we’re expecting to make our way to the Stoop for the match.  The tube station is just 5 minutes walk from London Welsh and a quick 2 journey will get us to Twickenham where the ground is another 5 minutes walk away.  We’ll firm up more details on stations this week! 

Season Members will receive 50% off tickets. To access the discount, members should log into your membership account before purchasing or buy directly from the Stadium ticket office, 01792 616400 (option 1)
Monday – Friday, 9-5pm.

The Ospreys will also be offering subsidised travel for Ospreys supporters from Swansea for Β£30. For travel, email:

Tickets are still available for purchase on

Exclusive VIP experiences and hospitality packages are also on offer, providing a premium matchday experience for attendees on

When & Where

Scarlets v Dragons will kick off JD at 15:00 before we take on Cardiff for a place in Europe’s elite Champions Cup at 17:15.

πŸ”΅ Cardiff Rugby

🏟️ Principality Stadium

πŸ“… 22 April 2023

πŸ•” K.O. 17:15

Getting there

There is a full train service running on matchday with journey times of around 55-65 minutes from Swansea.  Click here for the latest train times for Saturday morning

Meet up Point pre-match

We’ve reserved the 1st floor of the Head of Steam between 11:30 and 14:30 on matchday.  We’ve used the Head of Steam a few times recently and it makes a good base to order some lunch from their menu or just meet up for a few refreshments with your friends and fellow Ospreys supporters – children are welcome.

The Head of Steam is just a few minutes walk of the stadium on Church Street and If you’ve not been there before, click here for more information about the Head of Steam, Cardiff


If you have requested a free season member ticket it will be issued to your mobile number this week via the Principality App. Please see a guide to this process hereIf you have not received your ticket(s) by Thursday 20th April, please contact the ticket office on 01792 616400 (option 1.) 

We’re aware that tickets have begun appearing on peoples accounts from Monday 17th…please be patient whilst tickets are issued but make sure you call the ticket office if you’ve not heard anything by Thursday!

If you have yet to request a season member ticket, there are a small amount remaining. Please contact the ticket office on 01792 616400 (option 1.)

Information from the Ospreys

Click on this link for the latest JD news from the Ospreys

Post Match

Cardiff is a big city and has plenty to offer for all tastes.  We’ve not planned any for post match but there’s usually live music around the ramp area next to Cardiff RFC’s clubhouse that might be worth checking out before heading into town or heading home.

🚍 OSC Bus travel for our New Year’s Day Derby in Cardiff is now on sale!
Price Β£17 return, pick ups in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.
A group of Ospreys supporters have bought match tickets in SS4 rows J and K, if anyone wants buy their tickets to sit nearby. πŸ–€
To book your seat on the bus, go to the OSC online shop πŸ‘‡
🚍 Remember to book the bus from your preferred pick up point. 🚍

We’ve been in contact with Sale Sharks Supporters Club and also had information from Sale Sharks official Matchday parking.  Hopefully this information will make everyone’s trip that little bit easier and more enjoyable.

Sale Sharks Matchday information

Matchday program

Matchday parking at the stadium

We’ve been recommended that customers pre-book their parking in the official safe car park, to avoid any parking fines on busy public roads, especially if you’re not familiar with the area.

Matchday Food & Drink 

There isn’t much around the ground particularly convenient. There is a Wetherspoons β€œCastle in the Air” 10 mins walk. There’s also a restaurant closer to the ground – the the Bramley Farm with a bar area. Looking at the matchday guide, it looks like there a a great selection of food…..and for the less adventurous, there are pies & sausage rolls available at all food outlets! 
At the ground, Sale Sharks Supporters Club will be at the β€œShark Tank” – a marquee outside the south stand both pre and post match.

πŸ“’ Announcing the OSC Big Boxing Day Raffle  πŸŽ‰πŸŽ
We have a great festive raffle this year and as usual, tickets will be sold pre/post match in the Riverside, on Boxing Day. New for this year, we will also be selling tickets online. Details on how to buy online below

Tickets will be Β£2.50, and the draw will take place in the Riverside after the match! We have a fantastic selection of prizes and hope to be able to raise as much as possible, to go towards the fundraising for our own Ifan, who most will know has recently suffered life changing and career ending injuries. πŸ–€

Please dig deep if you are able, and be in with a chance of bagging a great prize! 🀩

We are very grateful to the following for their kindness and generosity. 
πŸŽ„Ospreys – signed shirt
πŸŽ„ Ten21, Neath: Sharing Platter for 2 and a bottle of House Wine
πŸŽ„ 11992 Laser and Beauty Clinic: Skin Treatment, worth Β£180 (subject to a suitability test)
πŸŽ„ Cooke Distillery – bottle of Gin
πŸŽ„ KFC Parc Morfa: Voucher for a 10 piece Bargain Bucket
πŸŽ„ Mike Phippin, OSC Life President: Bottle of single malt, Laphroaig Whiskey
πŸŽ„ Pizza Hut Parc Morfa: Β£30 Voucher
πŸŽ„ Tudor Hughes, Ysgol St. Pharmacy, St.Thomas: Selection of ladies beauty products
πŸŽ„ McDonalds Parc Morfa: Β£20 Voucher
πŸŽ„ The Collins Family: Bottle of Whiskey
πŸŽ„ Nigel and Lynne Jones: 6 bottles of beer!
πŸŽ„ David Phillips: Bottle of whiskey
πŸŽ„ Christine and Wynne James: bottle of Baileys. 
πŸŽ„ Andrew Challis – two rugby muses book
πŸŽ„ Fitter Bodies Ladies – month free get fit course.

🎁 And more, including match tickets, Prosecco and chocolate hamper,  Prosecco and toiletries and lots more Christmas cheer hic! πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»

Diolch yn fawr i bawb am eu caredigrwydd!
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! πŸŽ…πŸΌ
Many thanks to all for their kindness!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! πŸŽ…πŸΌ


Buying online is easy! 
⭐️ Click to go the Raffle on OSC online shop 
⭐️ Select Ifan’s Boxing Day raffle and choose how may tickets you wish to buy.
⭐️ Click ‘Buy now’
⭐️ Enter your details (so we can get the prize to you, should you win)! 
⭐️ On Shipping method, choose ‘Delivery and scroll down to click ‘Ifan’s raffle (free)’
⭐️ Pay as preferred.
⭐️Once payment is received, we will email you your ticket numbers and we will add your numbers to the draw. 

Good luck 🀞🏻πŸ₯³


A few weeks ago, OSC were auctioning some signed jerseys for this season’s charity – Ospreys in the Community and their partnership with Action for Children.

Our Chairman was VERY excited to be contacted by a certain Mrs J, enquiring whether we would like to have a few pieces of her husband’s training gear, to raise money for a charity of our choice. 😍

A rendezvous was arranged and the exchange was made.  Four huge bags full of kit exchanged for the wide eyed wonderment and mild shock of our Chair, Grant Berni. πŸ‘€ 

The sizable haul, which he just about managed to squeeze into his car (among the usual bikes, guitars, OSC paraphernalia, etc) includes jackets, training shirts, shorts, training bags, socks and much more. 

None of the pieces are signed, but they do come with a certificate of authenticity. βœ…

We deliberated on how to use the kit to raise money for the charity and benefit children and young people from across the region, and it was decided that Ospreys supporters should have the first opportunity to buy these items for themselves.

So, pop along to The Riverside over the next couple of home games, where we will be displaying and selling all manner of Ospreys training gear, donated by the:

  • World record holder for International caps
  • Four times British and Irish Lions tourist
  • Lions and Wales International Captain and
  • Ospreys legend of legends…..

Only, Mr ALUN WYN JONES, himself! 😎

The sale will run from 6pm to 7.15pm and again, post match. Above is a selection of what will be on offer. There’s more. Much more! 😍

OSC would like to extend a huge ‘THANKYOU’ to Alun Wyn and Anwen for their outstanding generosity in arranging this and donating all the gear. A fantastic gesture which ensures that Ospreys supporters can get themselves an item to treasure from a true legend, whilst benefitting and supporting our youth. 

Diolch yn fawr! πŸ–€

You have to go back to 2005 to when the Ospreys last played league rugby at the Gnoll, where they beat Edinburgh 29-12 to win the Celtic League title.  Now we return to where we also played our first league game for the Pro14 game against the Cheetahs.  Many supporters would have attended the recent Paul James Testimonial game and experienced a great atmosphere on a great playing surface. 


We understand that there will be new bars built before the game (each side of the ground).  There will also be additional toilet facilities brought in for the game to cope with demand (that may be exacerbated be the additional bar facilities).


If season ticket holders haven’t already requested a ticket for the game, get hold of the Ospreys ticket office ASAP!  Tickets are also on general sale from thye ticket office and also some are available directly from Hayley at Neath RFC  via Adults are Β£10 and children just Β£5.


There will be FREE parking from 6pm in the multistory car park just a minutes walk from the ground – if you park before 6pm, you will have to pay so beware.  The carpark opening is extended until midnight so make sure you get out of the carpark before then or be prepared for a night out in Neath!

The Clubhouse

The Wales v Barbarians game will be shown in the clubhouse before our game, so why not make a day of it and and enjoy the match with fellow Opsreys supporters.

We will base ourselves in the downstairs bar on the right hand side as you come through the doors.  We’ll be there pre match taking bookings for those who want to travel with us to the Scarlets or Dragons league games over the Christmas period as well as selling OSC badges to raise funds for local rugby related charities.

We will also be interviewing players in the bar post match (as per the Riverside) and we expect to have D-Fibs back with us to provide live music post match for those who want to dance the night away.

If you are making the journey to Northampton on the 9th of December, the Ospreys Supporters Cub will be meeting in the Thomas A Becket pub located on St James Road and only a short walk from the ground. We have met up at this venue on previous trips to Northampton and have always enjoyed a warm welcome.
Based on site in a heated marquee, there will be a Guinness Village open from 1:30pm on match day. There is a full outdoor bar and street food available to purchase through to 8pm. Entertainment in the form of a live band is put on in the Guinness Village from 7pm. In addition to this, pub food from the main menu is served between 12pm and 6pm.
The Thomas A Becket is a rugby pub and all televised games will be shown on their screens. There is also a screen located within the Guinness Village.
The pub sells six varieties of real ale from local and national suppliers, plus a range of craft beers. Real ale lovers amongst you who are members of CAMRA can enjoy a 30% discount.
We look forward to seeing you there before our game at Franklin’s Gardens on the 9th.