Monday 11 December 2017

Flight of Earls can make the difference

Keith Earls
Keith Earls

This is about as tasty as it gets in the PRO12 with Munster, the hunters becoming the hunted as they travel to The Liberty Stadium tomorrow (KO 2.40, Sky Sports 1) on the back of a most impressive domination of depleted Glasgow.

The leaders will have to be alert in Swansea as The Ospreys have dropped out of the Top-4 in what is a heated debate for the play-off places.

Anthony Foley could make his men ready to combat The Ospreys fast-pace with something high in tempo themselves.

The form of Keith Earls is timely and his gaelic-style solo-to-hand try against Glasgow was something you would expect from Simon Zebo.

The Myross back was full of running and, given how many the Welsh club will be without, Earls could again demonstrate his skills.

It is more likely the power of the collective could pull them through with their commitment to offload a key factor in this one.

There are only six rounds left up for argument six points dividing first from fifth as Ospreys bid to turn around their poor form.

From the five League matches since the turn of the year, they have managed to take one pitiful win at home to The Dragons.

Their slide from top-to-fifth has to be arrested right now or they will be the ones to fall away.

In fairness, their home record is still intimidating. They have not lost there since February of 2014 when - guess who? - Munster were the winners.


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