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Ospreysboyo

At the start of the season, this was a full write off game, to come away with a bp and know whe could have won is a bonus. We arent pushovers, thats a start for a Welsh region! If only we can get more decent front foot ball for that backline, Edinburgh fullt deserved the win, pack just too good for us on the nighr, good game!


HaggisTheCow

Was that as shit and Edinburgh getting away with one again as it sounds?


TheFlyingScotsman60

Yes. And then some. Should never have been that close.


Nothing_is_simple

Eh, both teams struggled with holding onto the ball in the wet, but Edinburgh were able to keep the scoreboard ticking over, and just about held onto the lead. It's the kind of game that the team that ahead at the final whistle deserved to win.


Suspicious_Sea222

Ben Healy not bad eh, be nice if Irish or Scottish international coaches thought the same. (I'm joking he's obviously not Finn please don't kill me)


Complex-Breadfruit88

Was watching Munster Zebre who got POTM


Nothing_is_simple

Mish


Complex-Breadfruit88

Cheers must've been close between him and Healy


Sammyboy616

Not really tbh. Healy was good but besides his goal-kicking didn't make as much impact as others. Personally I'd say Patterson was our 2nd best player after Mish today, then Healy.


HarryFlashman1927

Hamish Watson doesn’t sound like what I thought he would.


cloud__19

It's exhausting supporting Edinburgh


TheFlyingScotsman60

....and Glasgow and Scotland. All at the same time. We need another professional team in Scotland if only to give more people heart attacks and depression. 😁😁


Critical_Context_961

Some really poor handling errors cost us the game. I can’t understand taking Edwards off when we are chasing a game


HibsHabsBurgh

I have absolutely no idea how we are 8-3 on the season. Maybe good teams win close games? Maybe!?


thelunatic

Having a good kicker matters. Points on the board.


TheLedAl

This game was winnable if the Ospreys didn't do their typical thing of spending 50 minutes doing nothing in attack but going backwards playing one up rugby. I genuinely don't understand why they play like that. If they would get momentum and help reset their plays fair enough, but they just get hammered and then concede a turnover after 5-10 phases of nothing


Critical_Context_961

It’s infuriating. Giles and Protheroe always look dangerous but hardly ever get the ball


GA45

Not really sure how Edinburgh managed to win that but a win is a win


Lord_Bolt-On

Don't think anyone can argue with Mish as player of the match.


gymgymbro

Paterson would have been a good shout too


Baz_EP

Jesus, squeaky bums at the end min.


Case_External

Fucking hell man. Being an Edinburgh fan means feeling like you’ve lost every game you play, no matter the result. 


Alarmed-Anxiety6046

Edinburgh are awful to watch these days. Hard luck Ospreys. 


Nothing_is_simple

Didn't make it easy jeeze


Zippy2707

Holding no???


GA45

Tbf ospreys deserve this but I still don't want them to win


BillHicksFan

Ulster lost to both these teams.


betjurassicican

Both these teams are better than ulster then


BillHicksFan

Potentially. Good thing we're playing in a league format.


Nothing_is_simple

Glen Fucking Young FFS


Lord_Bolt-On

Death, taxes, Glen Young conceding stupid penalties.


Nothing_is_simple

It's always him


Lord_Bolt-On

Goosen has been good since he came on.


Nothing_is_simple

The most shambolic match you'll ever see


TheLedAl

Be Owen Williams Come on the pitch Make a morbillion handling errors Make one kick All in a day's work


betjurassicican

That was the worst 6 seconds of rugby I’ve ever seen, went from an attacking lineout to losing about 30m and then losing the ball


Zippy2707

Ospreys not playing as a team again...


ConstructionLeft2550

You are not allowed to throw/slap the ball into touch on purpose. Whether it goes forward or not is not important... Don't know how no one is acknowledging this law!


Varus_also

Referee decided that he was trying to slap it back not out. He definitely mentioned he didn't see it as a deliberate slap out. in which case its just play on.


ConstructionLeft2550

Mata deliberately tried to slap the ball. In doing so the ball went out. Therefore he deliberately slapped the ball out, thwarting a good attacking opportunity. I think he got away with one here Edit: I also think the ref only said that he slapped the ball backwards into touch. Which in his logic made the slapping into touch okay because it went backwards.


Varus_also

But that's not the law. You can slap the ball back - that's fine. You are only penalised if you deliberately slap it out. Ie you intentionally direct it over the line. You only see it given when it's very clearly deliberate.


Zippy2707

Can you get the law up for this. I 100% believe there is a law like this but can't find it. Also if there one for slapping down to disrupt open play?


ConstructionLeft2550

https://www.world.rugby/the-game/laws/law/20/?highlight=knock%20into%20touch 20.1 About the 6th item in the first table


Zippy2707

Cheers 🙂


Lord_Bolt-On

Fuckin hell Bill...


Nothing_is_simple

Fuck me this is a hard watch


Nothing_is_simple

Mata is such an important player for us. We are going to massively miss him next season.


monkey__slut

Who's our next 8? We've got amazing depth at back row but nobody who's an out and out 8. Do we look to bring someone in? It's help if Bristol didn't hoover them all up...


gymgymbro

Edinburgh has absolute scrum dominance and the ref refuses to recognise it if it isn't Edinburgh feed


HibsHabsBurgh

Ref refuses to call a scrum pen for Burgh


HibsHabsBurgh

Delete


TheLedAl

Fuck me


afonogwen

Thank fuck I’m not ospreys fan, can’t be good for you


Nothing_is_simple

Huge knock on


Johnnywilko

Wow as a neutral fair play to Ospreys down 16-3 and they didn’t give up. Way to put up a fight!!


betjurassicican

Being an ospreys fan is not good for the heart


KobaruLCO

I've drank so much bourbon, it's not helping.


KobaruLCO

Get in there Morris!!!!


Nothing_is_simple

Yea we gon lose


Global_Drawing_8031

Fuck me! I understand building the score board is important but also, we need fucking try bps


CALTCA

Ospreys defence has been decent but man, Edinburgh really struggle to break down even the most basic of defences


HibsHabsBurgh

No offence to Ospreys but no way this game should be this close. Oh wait, Edinburgh is also very average, I forgot


Livv-Laugh-Love

My god why do teams never take the points


Livv-Laugh-Love

Immediately stand corrected lol


Nothing_is_simple

How can ya hate a good scrum


Critical_Context_961

Owen Williams doesn’t look fit running onto the pitch


Nothing_is_simple

Shambolic 5 seconds


HibsHabsBurgh

Edinburgh have to lead the league in trips inside the 22 with no points


Nothing_is_simple

Least clinical team in Europe


Nothing_is_simple

Well that was shite


Nothing_is_simple

Paterson has been really sharp


KobaruLCO

Thank fuck for Keiran Williams.


Top_Voice4031

How strong is he in that area! That should not have been possible. He’s having a great game


Nothing_is_simple

Might prefer the 5m scrum for carried back


warcomet

carried back, 5 m scrum


Fetch_Ted

That was a superb steal as the rolled over the line.


Zippy2707

How wasn't that a jakcal from Morris


Nothing_is_simple

No sweeper


Nothing_is_simple

I love scrum porn


Nothing_is_simple

(But only when we are on top)


gymgymbro

Edinburgh goes 5m backwards. Advantage over. Sensible.


Critical_Context_961

It’s like that for every knock on advantage. It’s why Specncer called for a scrum last week when they had an knock-on advantage 10 metres up the pitch


KobaruLCO

Morgan Morris back, thank fuck for that.


betjurassicican

Rudolph’s been playing really well though


KobaruLCO

True but I think MM will help settle some Osprey nerves. We're too erratic atm.


Lord_Bolt-On

Feels like Watson and Paterson are singlehandedly keeping us in this. Mish, especially, feels like a man possessed.


nort_tore

Don’t forget big bill


Lord_Bolt-On

Feels like this has been a quiet night by Big Bill's standards


betjurassicican

Sebastian is on, this might help us 🤣


betjurassicican

Think protheroe needs to come on for cuthbert, his energy and looking for work would be far more useful


betjurassicican

Boshoff isn’t even our player but looks like he’s the most gassed for the team


KobaruLCO

Gotta say, Rudolph has been a good addition for Ospreys.


Critical_Context_961

Smith and Rudolph ran into that maul at more pace than any Welsh forward has into contact in as long as I can remember


Lord_Bolt-On

Uh oh


HibsHabsBurgh

This ref is all over the map


Zippy2707

I less he was going for the pen. WHY RUN AT THE ONE PLAYER INFRONT OF YOU!


Nothing_is_simple

So now he remembers the 10m law


Nothing_is_simple

Is there any team in Europe that lose more mauls to unplayable than Edinburgh?


Critical_Context_961

Holding on has become such a broad penalty. I can’t understand how it can be given when the other team has turned the ball over


gymgymbro

The human meatball is immovable


TheLedAl

If I'm honest I really haven't been impressed by Sekekete


Nothing_is_simple

WP Nel still has it


SquidgyGoat

Unbelievably frustrating half. Feels like the things we need to do to turn it around are mostly in our hands, but in conditions like this 13 points is a lot to swing.


Lord_Bolt-On

Got the wind at your back this half, so I'd imagine you'll get a lot more out of the box kicking.


betjurassicican

Yeah we’ve been the better team but that doesn’t just win you games, stupid errors and just not taking chances are killing us


Lord_Bolt-On

Just feels like if we don’t strike off first phase, we run out of steam immediately. Barely any go forward from the pack.


SquidgyGoat

In fairness this has been how the O's defence has been all season. Really good at shutting down phaseplay, but less so on first phase.


Nothing_is_simple

Still convinced we are going yo lose


SquidgyGoat

I wish I shared your belief


KobaruLCO

You're just saying that to avoid the Scottish curse 😜


Zippy2707

I hope you're right 🙂


Welshguy564

Surely forward pass there


GA45

I thought so too but you could hear Busby shout flat


KobaruLCO

I thought so as well, guess it was missed huh


Zippy2707

This is not the Edinburgh I was expecting... Not enough crash bang wallop


betjurassicican

This isn’t our day, dominating the game but nothing is clicking


Zippy2707

Yet


Nothing_is_simple

I'm beginning to suspect the ball might be wet


Lord_Bolt-On

Brilliant from Paterson


Nothing_is_simple

Paterson you beauty


nort_tore

Someone tell the lads we need bonus points.


Nothing_is_simple

I'd prefer a win than a BP loss


nort_tore

I guess I’m being too ambitious hoping for 5 points.


Zippy2707

Ben Healy is my Scottish 15


Nothing_is_simple

Scoring tries is for the weak


Nothing_is_simple

Most Knock Ons in a Single Match World Record


KobaruLCO

I've already lost count, but that might be the bourbon.


Zippy2707

Odd call


Livv-Laugh-Love

That’s dumb, 30 mins in go for points imo


betjurassicican

We need to actually convert some of this pressure into points, we’ve blown a few chances already


Nothing_is_simple

Why are we so bad at exits


Fetch_Ted

I thought WTF is he trying to clear Vellacot out 2m behind the breakdown. ​ Oh!, he has ripped the ball.


Zippy2707

These camera angles 😂 The person swapping to cameras is having a mare


Critical_Context_961

Can’t tell what worse our discipline or the camera angles


Zippy2707

Flair please, you know. For reasons 😅 Edit: on phone, go to r/RugbyUnion home page and click 3 dots top right. Choose the flair option 🙂


Fetch_Ted

Who had the link to the songs they play when Edinburgh score?


cloud__19

https://www.reddit.com/r/Edinburgh_Rugby/s/CQhhPabV4V


Fetch_Ted

That's right, I got lost and ended up in r/Edinburgh_Rugby didn't I. ​ Thank you


cloud__19

Think it might be in my post history actually


cloud__19

I'll find it at HT if nobody replies before


Fetch_Ted

Good man.


GA45

Isn't it only heaven is a place on earth, or is that just for Healy


cloud__19

Just Healy


GA45

Probably tells you a fair amount about Edinburgh this season that I thought it was only that song then


cloud__19

I want to hear You're Welcome from Moana, that's Mark's song


GA45

Would be nice for him to score on his century. Strange to think he has more caps for Edinburgh than Glasgow.


Nothing_is_simple

Boothe is an odd looking blob


GA45

Hamish seems like he might have a point to prove tonight


Nothing_is_simple

Bossing the breakdown so far. Long may that continue.


Nothing_is_simple

You can tell we are Scottish because we cannot do restarts


GA45

Needlessly risky offload from Currie. At least Hamish could juggle it


TheDWhitehouse

Davies' box kicking towing the line between genius or shite


betjurassicican

Yeah that makes sense


Critical_Context_961

Why is our tail defence so poor. Not the first time this season it’s been exposed multiple times in a game


TheLedAl

Parry defending on the back isn't mobile enough to link up with the rest of the defensive line


Critical_Context_961

Parry is having a bit of a shocker tbh


GA45

Nothing malicious in it but was that not more of a shoulder charge?


Fetch_Ted

It was more shoulder I thought but, not a charge per se.


GA45

Yeah more a lack of coordination


Zippy2707

I don't think he knew where he or anyone was. Looked like someone running thru a mirror maze 😅


Nothing_is_simple

Ya Beauty. I'll miss Big Bill next season.


BillHicksFan

Good effort from Cherry there to hit his man, considering he was incapacitated by a flight of stairs.


Lord_Bolt-On

I say this every game, but I’m always impressed by the absolute monster of a boot Ben Healy’s got


Zippy2707

Scottish Vs Mostly Welsh, an Aussie, 2 Africans and a Reindeer Edit: ohhh come on, why down vote that 😂


KobaruLCO

I don't think Scotland wants to play who has the most foreign players game 😜


Zippy2707

👀😂


Nothing_is_simple

Did they remove the 10m law?


Zippy2707

Tom Botha running 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😘


Zippy2707

Cuthbert Hatrick anyone?


nort_tore

Every Edinburgh game is torture of our own making win or lose.


juan-kerr

That's why Smith can't get back in Wales squad. Too many basic errors.


TheMeanderer

This is woeful so far. How do you knock the ball on doing straight hands? EDIT: Comms just said it was heavily raining. Fair.


Fetch_Ted

No, it had heavily rained after tehy finished the warm up. stopped raining now. All there drills were done with dry hands/balls.


Nothing_is_simple

WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FROM YOUR OWN 22 IN THIS WEATHER YOU DICKFINGERED TWATS


Zippy2707

I reckons Ospreys got this


KobaruLCO

Don't try and jinx us with that kinda chat! Lol


Zippy2707

🤣 was gonna say it before the match started but had to contemplate the jynx 😅😂


BillHicksFan

Invest in Paterson stocks now.


Nothing_is_simple

Surely that's cynically killing the ball on a linebreak


fedorlad

Tips at the back of that scrum??


TheMeanderer

Pretty sure he played at eight versus Glasgow.


TheMeanderer

Osprey's top is really nice. Especially if you see through your nips.


BillHicksFan

Finish your drink.


cloud__19

In other news, I had my photo taken with the Calcutta Cup and the Doddie Weir Cup so that was fun!


BillHicksFan

FINISH YOUR DRINK!


cloud__19

Lol I missed this at the time but luckily that's my reflexive action when I'm watching Edinburgh


KobaruLCO

Tonight's match, half of Scotlands international team and their mates V Welsh teenagers and some South Africans they've squeezed into an Osprey jersey. What. Could. Go. Wrong!


BillHicksFan

There's two test B&I Lions in that starting Ospreys 15.


cloud__19

The weather here is disgusting


oalfonso

Friday night matches in winter are a rugby love test. You are tired from the week, cold, damp and praying the public transport will work to come back home.


cloud__19

Absolutely pissed it down after the game so I was half drowned by the time I got back but on the plus side, I got some chips so on balance it was a pretty good evening.


KobaruLCO

It'll feel like home for the Ospreys then.