After being in the unique position of sharing the Man of the Match award with his half-back partner Dan Biggar, scrum-half Rhys Webb acknowledged that his fine run of form over the last two months, and the Ospreys unbeaten run in that period, is down to simple hard work.
Speaking to the assembled press at the Liberty Stadium following the 37-6 win over Glasgow on Saturday night, 22-year old Webb said:
“We’ve been together the last six weeks now, and we’ve put together a good run of victories over some top opposition. I feel that we’ve just worked so hard together, inside the camp and outside on the pitch. I think we’ve all come together nicely, and to be honest, we know that we are going to have to find the right balance now when the internationals come back in. There’s going to be some disappointed boys obviously, but what’s most important if we find the right balance to go on and win the Magners League.
“There’s been real belief, the boys just want to go out and prove themselves on the big stage, and we’ve done that. We’ve got some time off now, then it’s Edinburgh in three weeks, and hopefully, we can stick together and get another win up there. We are building a young team and I think there’s a lot to come from us.
“I didn’t get much game time for a long period, that was a lot to do with injury, and then when I came back, we had Mike and Jamie here, two great scrum halves. This time around I just feel I’ve matured as a person. I’ve worked on my weaknesses, concentrated on analysis, and I feel that I’ve taken my chance. It’s probably about being more professional really, looking at other scrum halves to see what they do, working hard with the coaches, working hard with the forwards, and just improving ever week. Hopefully, I can keep the number nine shirt against Edinburgh.”