On Saturday (16 January) the Ospreys fought back from a half-time deficit to win against Clermont Auvergne and go top of their group in the European Champions Cup (the replacement to the Heineken Cup). In the revamped European club competition, only two Welsh regions are competing this season, and the Scarlets are languishing at the bottom of their group.
The second half saw the Ospreys shut out Clermont Auvergne, scoring 15 unanswered points. They had gone into half time 13-6 down, but in a remarkable second half turnaround they managed to stop Clermont Auvergne in their tracks and score 15 points to make them comfortable winners.
What is even more remarkable is that those 15 unanswered points did not come from Dan Biggar, who has grown in the last 2 seasons to become one of the most accomplished outside halves in world rugby. Rather, after he hobbled off with a dead leg, the points were made by replacement Sam Davies.There now remains one game in the group stages, on the 24th of January the Ospreys will take on Exeter away. If they win that game they will qualify for the knockout stages of the European rugby competition for the first time in 6 seasons. With the 6 Nations on the horizon, this will be a welcome boost to the confidence of the numerous players who are also in the Wales national squad.