2020-21 European Rugby Challenge Cup – Worcester Warriors vs Ospreys Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Worcester Warriors vs Ospreys taking place? Saturday 19th December, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Worcester Warriors vs Ospreys taking place? Sixways Stadium, Worcester

Where can I get tickets for Worcester Warriors vs Ospreys? Visit official club websites for ticket information

What television channel is Worcester Warriors vs Ospreys on? BT Sport have the rights to televise European Rugby Challenge Cup matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Worcester Warriors vs Ospreys? If televised, BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Worcester Warriors: 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Nick David, 10 Jamie Shillcock, 9 Gareth Simpson, 8 Cornell Du Preez, 7 Sam Lewis, 6 Ted Hill (c), 5 Justin Clegg, 4 George Merrick, 3 Richard Palframan, 2 Isaac Miller, 1 Marc Thomas

Replacements: 16 Nial Annett, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Kieran Verden, 19 Andrew Kitchener, 20 Marco Mama, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Ashley Beck

Ospreys: 15 Dan Evans, 14 George North, 13 Owen Watkin, 12 Kieran Williams, 11 Mat Protheroe, 10 Steve Myler, 9 Reuben Morgan-Williams, 8 Dan Lydiate, 7 Justin Tipuric (c), 6 Will Griffiths, 5 Rhys Davies, 4 Adam Beard, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 2 Sam Parry, 1 Gareth Thomas

Replacements: 16 Ifan Phillips, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Lloyd Ashley, 20 Olly Cracknell, 21 Morgan Morris, 22 Shaun Venter, 23 Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler

THE PREDICTION

Worcester Warriors lost what could prove to be a key battle for mid-table qualification in the Challenge Cup in their 24-20 trip away to Pau. They will be less confident of their chances at home to Ospreys after the Welsh side made a statement 39-15 win over Castres last weekend but the Premiership team can look to recent history for inspiration. It should be a tight game but Worcester edged past Ospreys in both of their previous meetings back in the 2018/19 season. If a result is too risky, this match going over 40 points looks likely.

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