Pro12: Ospreys stay top after Ulster and Munster draw

Ospreys captain Alun Wyn Jones expects a tough end to the regular season at Connacht.
Guinness Pro12: Connacht v Ospreys
Venue: The Sportsground, Galway Date: Saturday, 16 May Kick-off: 15:00 BST
Coverage: Live score updates on the BBC Sport website

Ospreys go into the final round of regular Pro12 season games top of the table after Ulster and Munster drew 23-23 in Belfast.

The Welsh region have secured a top four play-off spot and can ensure a home semi-final by winning with a bonus point at Connacht next Saturday.

Only a point separates Ospreys, Glasgow, Munster and Ulster as they bid to succeed Leinster as champions.

All final round games kick off at 15:00 BST on 16 May.

Ospreys toppled Glasgow off the top of the table with a 21-10 win over the Scottish team on Friday.

The Welsh region scored tries through Ben John and Rhys Webb, while Glasgow replied through Chris Fusaro.

Home advantage in the Pro12 semi-finals has proved crucial since the introduction of the end-of-season shoot-out.

No team has yet won a semi-final away from home in the tournament, though the Ospreys have twice won finals at opponents' grounds.

The race for the final automatic Champions Cup qualification place took a twist when Connacht beat Zebre 40-10 to overtake the Scarlets in sixth spot.

However, the Welsh region will all-but clinch their place in Europe's top flight next season if they beat Cardiff Blues and pick up a bonus point on Sunday.

Pro12 remaining fixtures
Sunday, 10 May:Scarlets v Cardiff Blues
Saturday, 16 May: Treviso v Scarlets, Cardiff Blues v Zebre, Connacht v Ospreys, Edinburgh v Leinster, Glasgow v Ulster, Munster v NG Dragons (all 15:00 BST)
Play-offs: 22-24 May
Final: Saturday, 30 May, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast Kick-off: 18:30 BST

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