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Head to head: Munster v Ospreys

Andrew Lawton

1 Dec 2017

The final round of Guinness PRO14 fixtures before the return of European action sees Ospreys travel to Irish Independent Park to face Munster.

The two teams have had very differing campaigns thus far with Munster second in Conference A with six wins from a possible nine.

The Ospreys, by contrast, have managed just two victories in the first nine rounds and will be desperate to get themselves off the bottom of the league table.

Backs

Ian Keatley v Sam Davies

Ireland international Ian Keatley returns from international duty having made two appearances during the autumn – both from the replacements bench.

He comes up against Ospreys’ fly-half Sam Davies, a young prospect with another great chance to show what he can do in the absence of Dan Biggar with Wales.

Not just a threat from the tee, he has 1,358 Guinness PRO14 points to his name already, Keatley has also made eight breaks with ball in hand this season.

Davies has 12 successful kicks from 14 attempts this season and is fast approaching 500 points in the Guinness PRO14, he currently sits on 461.

Forwards

Billy Holland v Bradley Davies

The two captains go head-to-head in the second row looking to get their team on the front foot in the set-piece at Irish Independent Park.

Holland has made 78 tackles so far, only Tommy O’Donnell (95) has made more in a Munster shirt in the Guinness PRO14 and three line-out steals to his name.

This will be Davies’ 100th appearance in the Guinness PRO14 and he’ll be looking to make an impact on his milestone appearance in Ireland.

Davies experience will be vital for an Ospreys squad still without their international stars with Wales taking on South Africa at Principality Stadium.

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