European Challenge Cup: Grenoble 7-59 Ospreys

Dafydd Howells
Dafydd Howells has scored seven tries for Ospreys this season
European Challenge Cup Pool 3: Grenoble v Ospreys
Grenoble (7) 7
Try: Gelin Con: Bosch
Ospreys (28) 59
Tries: Fonotia, Parry, Jones, Matavesi, Howells 2, Giles 2, Biggar Cons: Biggar 7

Ospreys ran in nine tries to secure a bonus-point win against French side Grenoble in the European Challenge Cup.

Kieron Fonotia scored his first try for the Ospreys before Sam Parry crossed to extend their lead, but Clement Gelin forced his way over for the hosts.

Alun Wyn Jones restored Ospreys' 14-point advantage, and Josh Matavesi touched down just before the break.

Dafydd Howells and Keelan Giles both scored twice, and Dan Biggar's late try capped his 19-point contribution.

The game had been scheduled to take place on Thursday at 19:45 GMT but was postponed by nearly 24 hours because of a frozen pitch at Stade des Alpes.

Ospreys' victory was only their second in France, their first a 31-13 win against Lyon in the first round of Challenge Cup matches in October.

Grenoble: Armand Batlle; Pierre Mignot,Clement Gelin, Nigel Hunt, Tino Nemani; Gilles Bosch, David Mele; Alexandre Dardet, tienne Fourcade, Walter Desmaison, Mickael Capelli, Mathias Marie, Kevin Kornath, Steven Setephano, Dylan Hayes.

Replacements: Loick Jammes, Denis Coulson, Dayna Edwards, Thomas Jolmes, Henry Vanderglas, Lilian Saseras, Fabrice Estebanez, Bastien Guillemin

Ospreys: Dan Evans; Keelan Giles, Kieron Fonotia, Josh Matavesi, Dafydd Howells; Dan Biggar, Tom Habberfield; Paul James, Sam Parry, Dmitri Arhip, Rory Thornton, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), James King, Dan Baker, Justin Tipuric.

Replacements: Scott Otten, Nicky Smith, Rhodri Jones, Lloyd Ashley, Sam Underhill, Rob McCusker, Brendon Leonard, Sam Davies.

Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)

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