Ospreys 26-9 Connacht
The Ospreys did just enough to earn a bonus point in a 26-9 victory over a dogged Connacht side at the Liberty Stadium.
Two tries either side of half-time completely turned this hard-fought contest in the home side's favour after there was little to choose between the teams until just a few minutes before the break. An early Eli Walker try, scored after a concerted period of pressure from the Welshmen, was cancelled out by two penalties from Dan Parks for the visitors as the half wore on. But tries from back rowers Justin Tipuric right at the end of the first half and Jonathan Thomas, who sprinted clear after intercepting a pass from Parks, at the beginning of the second put the Ospreys in complete control. The hosts were made to work hard and wait a while to get their fourth try and seal the bonus point though as the Connacht defence stemmed the flow and Parks chipped away at the deficit with another penalty. But the Ospreys kept hammering away and got what they were looking for in the final ten minutes as Kahn Fotuali'i took a quick tap penalty and barged his way over from short range to seal the extra point and condemn the Irishmen to their fifth defeat of the season.