Hook full of praise for Ospreys pack

Forwards supplied the ball to put the Ospreys on the front foot says MoM Hook.



After taking the official Man of the Match award for his influential performance in the Ospreys 42-10 win over the Dragons, Hook spoke to the press, to give his view on the victory.

He commented:

“I think we’re all generally pleased with the way it went but if we are being honest about it, we should have scored a few more tries. I’m sure when we review the game next week, there’ll be a few things that we’ll all be picked up that we should have done better.

“We knew they would come here and work hard at slowing the ball down, we were prepared for that, and we tried to keep it alive to stop that happening. I think we attacked well, created plenty of chances and if we’d taken them then it would have been a lot more convincing.

“Obviously there was a touch of nerves, we wanted to be able to run with the ball and look to score tries, but they were doing a good job at frustrating us. But, we stuck to the game plan and did what we had to at the end of the day.

“We weren’t really aware of what was going on at the Scarlets, you can’t worry about that, it was in our own hands so we knew what we had to do, regardless of the score there. We took care of it on the pitch.

“The pack were awesome, they did a massive job for us and gave us plenty of ball to get on the front foot which is great for the likes of myself, Tommy, Shane and Nikki.

“The last two games have been massive for us, beating Munster away and then this win tonight, we’ve showed that we can win big games and we can play in any conditions. Next week now, hopefully we’ll get a big crowd, we need a good crowd behind us to help us keep the season alive until the final.”