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Biggar is 2,000 not out after Ospreys victory

By Jack Austin

Dan Biggar kicked 14 points as Ospreys came from behind to beat Scarlets 19-9 in a closely-fought Guinness PRO12 derby at the Liberty Stadium.

The victory, which puts Ospreys up to second, was secured with the aid of a second-half penalty try.

It didn't help Scarlets that they were shown three yellow cards to scrum Rob Evans, flanker Will Boyde and replacement wing Steff Evans.

Biggar kicked four penalties and a conversion to take his tally to 2,000 points for the Ospreys, while Scarlets' scores came with three first-half penalties from Rhys Patchell.

It was a cagey opening 40 minutes with the visitors enjoying a 9-6 interval lead through three Patchell penalties to Biggar's two, with Rob Evans yellow-carded for a high tackle.

The key moment of the second half came after 54 minutes when Ospreys were awarded a penalty try with Boyde penalised for dragging down a maul for which he received a yellow card. Biggar converted and then kicked a penalty six minutes later.

Steff Evans was then sin-binned for dragging down a maul after 70 minutes. Two minutes later, Biggar kicked his fourth penalty as Ospreys secured their 11th straight home win.

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