Ospreys' Anglo-Welsh campaign ends despite bonus-point win over Wasps

Brendan Macken opened the scoring in Coventry
Brendan Macken opened the scoring in Coventry

Wasps 22 - 31 Ospreys, Ricoh Arena

Ospreys made a stunning comeback in the final 10 minutes scoring two tries in it to come from behind and secure a 22-31 bonus-point victory over Wasps at Ricoh Arena in the Anglo-Welsh encounter on Sunday.

However, they could not progress to the semi-final of the tournament following Exeter's massive win over Bristol at Ashton Gate, which took them to the top of Pool 2.

The first half was evenly competed after Brendan Macken crossed over twice in the ninth and 30th minute for Wasps while wing Jay Baker and replacement Dan Baker responded with a try each for Ospreys. The Welsh regional side took a slender two-point lead at half-time.

The lead remained intact after Warren Seals and his Ospreys counterpart Luke Price exchanged penalties as the game entered the final quarter.

Guy Armitage gave Wasps the advantage with a touchdown in the 68th minute and Seals conversion provided the home side a five-point lead.

However, replacements Kieron Fonotia and Hanno Dirksen dominated the final 10 minutes with a try each which was followed by a double conversion from Price to ensure a nine-point win for Ospreys.


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