A late Stefan Terblanche try, converted by Matthew Jones, grabbed a dramatic late draw for the Neath-Swansea Ospreys in Glasgow on Saturday night. The visitors had built an early 10 point lead with Richard Rees opening the scoring with a try which Shaun Connor converted before adding a penalty.
Calvin Howarth finally got the home side on the scoreboard with a penalty and even better was to come for the Scots in the 28th minute when they set up a superb try out of the blue. Scrum-half Graeme Beveridge left two markers for dead with devastating side-steps as he raced into the Welsh half and Joe Beardshaw was positioned on his shoulder to take the short pass and gallop to the line.
Despite Howarth hitting the conversion the Ospreys bounced back before the break as Connor levelled the game with another penalty. Kenny Logan put the Warriors back in the game early in the second half but as the end to end rugby continued Andrew Millward went over to celebrate becoming the first player to make 50 Celtic League appearances. Jones added the conversion to square matters once again.
The frantic action continued as Rory Lamont bagged the third Glasgow try after powerful work by Andy Henderson. Howarth's kick was accurate - but Terblanche darted in to give Jones the equalising conversion in the dying moments.
Glasgow Rugby: Colin Shaw; Rory Lamont(1T), Graeme Morrison, Scott Barrow, Kenny Logan(1T); Calvin Howarth(3C, 2PG), Graeme Beveridge; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Andrew Kelly; Joe Beardshaw(1T), Dan Turner; Steve Swindall, Cameron Mather (capt), Paul Dearlove
Bench: Fergus Thomson, Ben Prescott, Andrew Hall, John Beattie, Alasdhair McFarlane, Andrew Henderson, David Millard Replacements used: Beattie for Dearlove 53, Henderson for Barrow 58, Prescott for Kelly 62, Hall for Beardshaw 62
The Ospreys: Adrian Durston; Stefan Terblanche(1T), David Bishop, Elvis Seveali'i, Paul Mackey; Shaun Connor(1C, 2PG), Richie Rees(1T); Paul James, Barry Williams (capt), Andrew Millward(1T); Andy Newman, Lyndon Bateman; James Bater, Steve Tandy, Andy Lloyd
Bench: Richard Hibbard, Cai Griffiths, Jonathan Thomas, Nathan Bonner-Evans, Jason Spice, Matthew Jones(2C), Dave Tiueti Replacements used: M.Jones for Connor 44, Tiueti for Mackey 47, Thomas for Bateman 60, Bonner-Evans for Lloyd 61, Spice for Rees 66
Scoring sequence: 3' Rees (T) 0-5, Connor (C) 0-7, 13' Connor (PG) 0-10, 17' Howarth (PG) 3-10, 26' Howarth (PG) 6-10, 28' Beardshaw (T) 11-10, Howarth (C) 13-10, 38' Connor (PG) 13-13, 43' Logan (T) 18-13, Howarth (C) 20-13, 52' Millward (T) 20-18, M.Jones (C) 20-20, 65' R.Lamont (T) 25-20, Howarth (C) 27-20, 78' Terblanche (T) 27-25, M.Jones (C) 27-27
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)