The combination of youth & experience in last week's Anglo Welsh Cup win over Cardiff Blues pleased James Hook but now the focus switches back to the Guinness PRO14 against Glasgow at home.With just four days to go before the Ospreys welcome Glasgow Warriors to the Liberty on Sunday (1.00pm KO), James Hook says the Ospreys must look to make it back to back wins this weekend.
Hook played a full 80 in the Cardiff Blues victory, and creating the first try of the game with a chip over the top for Luke Price to catch and offload, a move that brought to life the mix of youth and experience which excited the Ospreys centurion.
“The pack really fronted up, the defence was great, Cardiff Blues chucked everything at us, trying to go through us, trying to go wide, the boys really fronted up, especially the youngsters, and that will stand them in good stead going forward.
“We’re a passionate bunch of boys and I think that’s what has frustrated us at the start of the season, we all want to win rugby games, us as players and coaches have been really frustrated but in rugby, like any sport, you’ve got to keep going and get results, like against Cardiff Blues, it’s important to build that going in to Glasgow.”
Hook is fully aware of the team's potential to get wins under their belt, and how close in performance they have come so far this season.
“Our European performances were outstanding, against top European teams, but we didn’t get the result, so getting the win against Cardiff Blues was the main thing, we got the result and the performance which is quite pleasing.
“It’s nice to get that monkey off our back, getting a good win with a strong performance, the defence in the first half probably set us up to the win the rest of the game.”
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