Toyota Cheetahs travelled to Wales hoping to end their recent Guinness PRO14 away day blues, facing an Ospreys side who have suffered five consecutive defeats in all competitions and lie sixth in Conference A.
The Toyota Cheetahs scored first after a brilliant try by William Small-Smith after only seven minutes in the first half to take an early lead but were behind with 8-10 at the end of the first half.
The Cheetahs scored after 15 minutes the only try of the second half to regain the lead and managed to hang on to win 18-13 and breaking their losing streak.
The Cheetahs maintained their 3rd spot on Conference A's log while the Ospreys are second from the bottom.
Ospreys: Try: Fia. Conversion: Price. Penalties: Price (2).
Cheetahs: Tries: William Small-Smith, Arnoldi. Conversion: Schoeman. Penalties: Pienaar, Schoeman.
Ospreys: Dan Evans, Hanno Dirksen, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler, Scott Williams, Luke Morgan, Luke Price, Shaun Venter; Rhodri Jones, Scott Otten, Ma’afu Fia, Bradley Davies, Lloyd Ashley, Dan Lydiate (CAPT), Olly Cracknell, Morgan Morris. Replacements: Ifan Phillips, Nicky Smith, Gheorghe Gajion, Guido Volpi, Sam Cross. Matthew Aubrey, James Hook, Kieran Williams.
Toyota Cheetahs: Rhyno Smith, Craig Barry, William Small-Smith, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Clayton Blommetjies, Tian Schoeman, Ruan Pienaar (CAPT); Boan Venter, Wilmar Arnoldi, Luan de Bruin, Sintu Manjezi, Walt Steenkamp, Chris Massyn, Junior Pokomela, Aidon Davis. Replacements: Marnus van der Merwe, Reinach Venter, Erich de Jager, JP du Preez, Gerhard Olivier, Tian Meyer, George Whitehead, Chris Smit.