SWANSEA – The Cheetahs had no answer to a rampant Ospreys, who claimed a 46-14 win at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday night.
Ospreys raced out to a commanding half-time 22-7 lead as their host of Welsh internationals came to the fore and laid the foundation for a well-deserved win.
Alun Wyn Jones opened the scoring with tries from Scott Otten and George North, who provided the assist for Otten’s touchdown. Cheetahs’ backrower Jasper Wiese got his name onto the score-sheet in the opening half in a rare moment of positivity for the visitors.
The second forty minutes proved even more fruitful for the home side as they powered their way through the encounter scoring almost at will.
Ospreys captain Justin Tipuric bagged himself a brace as his side flexed their muscles before substitute Alex Jeffries got himself in on the action for his first try in the competition.
With highlights from the South Africans few and far between, leftwing Sibahle Maxwane ghosted through the defence in a solo effort that left the defenders stranded.
Jones finished off the night in fine style as he matched Tipuric’s tally with his second try late on as the visitors surrendered their seventh try.
Osprey 46 (22) Tries: Alun Wyn Jones (2), Scott Otten, George North, Justin Tipuric (2) Alex Jeffries. Conversions: Sam Davies (4). Penalty: Sam Davies
Cheetahs 14 (7) Tries: Tian Schoeman, Sibahle Maxwane. Conversions: Tian Schoeman (2)
Africa News Agency (ANA)