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Edwards: Ospreys have the power to succeed

Guinness PRO12 Editor

30 Apr 2012

Ospreys’ forward strength could power them to RaboDirect PRO12 play-off glory – according to Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards.


Ospreys' bonus point win against their Welsh rivals two weeks ago earned them a home semi-final following the dramatic draw between Scarlets and Munster.

The second-placed side had previously tormented the Cardiff Blues up front, securing a 33-12 away victory, with Leinster facing similar problems in Dublin last month – and Dragons boss Edwards insists the Ospreys are set for a grandstand finish to the campaign.

“I think they are going to go very well in the play-offs,” he said. “However, people want to talk about our game with them in Swansea, but that match came down to the set-piece.

“A big scrum gives you field position and the Ospreys have one. They have a very powerful weapon.

“We saw during the Six Nations when England used their scrum against Ireland to dominate territory and ultimately the game. 

“You can put pressure on teams with a strong set-piece. It is hugely important.”