Dwyer ‘proud’ after first try is a winner

Saturday’s match winner Matthew Dwyer says his last gasp try at the Recreation Ground ranks up there with his all-time high points.

Welsh Guardsman Dwyer grabbed his first ever try for the Ospreys at the end of a tight, physical contest, to secure a win for the region, and he was evidently still buzzing when he carried out his post-match press duties. 

“I’m so happy with that” Dwyer said.

“It’s not usual that a front rower scores a last minute try like that to win the game. I’m very happy and very proud.

“I’m a Sergeant with the Welsh Guards, they’ve released me on a sabbatical to play rugby as well as being a serving soldier, and I’m just happy to be involved with the Ospreys. I’ve done a few tours, I’ve been to Bosnia and Afghanistan, which I’m enormously proud of, I’ve captained the Army rugby time, but this is obviously one of my highlights.”

A popular figure at the Ospreys’ Llandarcy training ground, Dwyer believes that the spirit and unity in the squad shone through to drive the team to victory, and he suggested that they can now build on this win to push on in the PRO12, beginning with next Friday’s game away to Edinburgh. He added:

“It’s testament to the boys we’ve got here. We’ve got a good squad at the Ospreys, irrelevant of who you are you always play for the badge, and all the boys put their hearts and bodies on the line today. It was a hell of a performance against a strong Bath team.

“We’ve worked on our structure, we’ve trained really hard and it’s brilliant that the boys have been able to come through and win the game.

“We’re top of the PRO12 as it stands at the moment and there’s a massive month coming up, with our internationals away, so this is a really good confidence booster for the boys to come here and perform like we did. We can contest hard for the PRO12 now.”