Despite being handed the RaboDirect PRO12 man of the match award on his first Ospreys start, scrum half Kahn Fotuali'i was refusing to get carried away after the game, insisting that he wasn't a worthy winner of the accolade.
The Samoan, who arrived in Ospreylia last month after signing from Crusaders in New Zealand, was handed the award straight after the final whistle, but when giving the obligatory post-match interview, he was adamant that he hadn’t earned the award.
“I’m pretty honoured to have been given the award but I don’t think I deserved it” he said.
“We’re pretty disappointed with the result. We were focused on getting a good start and finishing on top but it didn’t go our way.
“It’s about execution and taking the points when you’re on top, but it was a very scrappy game. It was a little bit dewy out there, a little bit slippery ball, but we didn’t play very well. We need to work on our skills and fix those little things.
“I’d heard a lot of talk about the derby against the Scarlets, so I knew it was going to be tough. That’s the way derby games go, they tend to be scrappy and go right down to the wire.
“We started well but didn’t kick on from there. I’m pretty humbled to have been given the award but I personally didn’t play too well. There were a few decisions and errors in execution that didn’t help out too well at all, I thought I could have done a lot better personally. I thought the boys did well enough, it just came down to myself making the wrong decision at the wrong time, so it’s pretty tough.
“It’s all fairly new to myself, but I’m looking forward to Europe and I guess it’s a step up. It’s just another rugby game so we’ve got to look at the drawing board, and I guess we have to try to hold onto the ball a little bit more, execution wise fix those little things and keep our skill levels up.”