Ospreys (15) 33
- Tries: Grabham, Allen
- Cons: S Davies
- Pens: M Morgan 4, S Davies
- Drop-goal: M Morgan 2
Gloucester (13) 27
- Tries: Thomas, Murphy, penalty try
- Cons: Burns, Robson 2
- Pens: Burns 2
A late Morgan Allen try gave the Ospreys a winning 2012-13 LV= Cup start over Gloucester.
Gloucester dominated first-half play with a try from Yann Thomas complementing Billy Burns' kicking.
But Matthew Morgan dropped two first-half goals and kicked three penalties to give the hosts the edge.
Dan Murphy went over for Gloucester, who were also awarded a penalty try. But Tom Grabham went over for the hosts before Allen sealed the win.
Sam Davies, who replaced Morgan in the 59th minute, also kicked a conversion and penalty as he helped the Ospreys see off the Gloucester side coached by his father Nigel.
Ross Jones; Tom Grabham, Ben John, Jonathan Spratt, Will Price; Matthew Morgan, Rhys Webb; Marc Thomas, Matthew Dwyer, Joe Rees, Lloyd Peers, James King, George Stowers, Sam Lewis (capt), Morgan Allen.
Nathan Edwards for Grabham (70), Sam Davies for Morgan (62), Tom Haberfield for Webb (62), Rhodri Hughes for Peers (72), Nicky Thomas for Rees (67).
Not Used: Otten, N. Smith, Ellis.
Martyn Thomas; Shane Monahan, Drew Locke, Tim Molenaar, Ian Clark; Tim Taylor, Dan Robson; Yann Thomas, Tommaso d'Apice, Dario Chistolini, Elliott Stooke, Will Graulich, Ross Moriarty, Matt Cox, Peter Buxton (capt).
Dave Lewis for B Burns (55), Tom Heard for Chistolini (70), Koree Britton for D'Apice (59), Dan Murphy for Y Thomas (46).
Not Used: King, Sparks, Boulton, Reynolds.
David Rose (RFU).