"Excellent team performance" pleases Head

Ospreys Head Coach Sean Holley says that the bonus point win in Treviso was all about preparation, diligence and team work.

Speaking just minutes after watching the Ospreys record a 34-18 win over the Italians, Holley said:

“It was an excellent team performance, we were clinical when we needed to be.

“We got off to a good start, which was important. We talked beforehand about starting well, about not letting them grow in confidence off the back of their good home form, so it was pleasing to see us start really well and get early points on the board.

“I thought we attacked with real purpose throughout, the feel and mood of the team is very good at present. The players were diligent all week, we were well prepared for this game, showing Treviso the respect they deserve. This is not going to be an easy place for teams to come so to get the bonus point too was extremely satisfying.

“Treviso defended well, especially in their own 22, and thwarted some good attacks. Their set piece was strong but I felt that the presence of Ian Evans in the lineout was a factor.

“There were some fine individual performances, with Nikki's three tries a highlight, but all of the scores can be attributed to great team work, support and approach play.

“We’re looking to keep the momentum going and will need to be just as focussed and prepared next weekend as Connacht are also a form team in the Magners, losing few to the International cause.”