Ospreys Star Forced To Miss Cheetahs Game Because A Lion Bit Him In South Africa

Yes you read the headline correctly.

Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin was forced to withdraw from their squad for today’s game with the Cheetahs as he was reportedly bit by a Lion in South Africa.

The Welsh region announced on Twitter ahead of the game that the front-row was forced to pull out of the clash with a hand injury, with Scott Otten taking his spot in the starting line-up and Sam Parry coming onto the bench.

Respected South African journalist Morgan Piek claims Baldwin was bitten by a Lion hence the hand injury, and claims to have seen the video.

As for the game itself, the Cheetahs continued their excellent run of form at home with a comprehensive 44-10 bonus-point win, sending them up to second in Conference A, and heaping more misery on Ospreys in the process.

*Update: Ospreys boss Steve Tandy explains what happened…

Jason Hennessy

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