Humph happy with improving Ospreys

Speaking to the media after Sunday's 31-10 win over Edinburgh, Jonathan Humphreys said that he was pleased that the Ospreys had moved "another notch up".

Humphreys said:

“A lot of things went well for us at the start of the game, but we’re a little disappointed and a little realistic about that middle third. We just felt that perhaps we could have been a little more ruthless, but we finished the game strongly and it was another notch up from last week, which was pleasing.

“Hooky is a fantastic distributor of the ball, when there’s a little more space for him he’s a very dangerous character, so we are pleased with his performance, him and Tommy went very well today I thought. We feel that we have quite a few combinations, and it will be dependent on the opposition we play and the type of game that we feel we can play against them, so whether James and Tommy are the right combination to go to Welford Road next week we’ll see. We’ll take a good look at Leicester and make a decision on that.

“Ryan leads by his deeds and I thought last week he was absolutely outstanding for us, he was by far the man of the match. Today, I thought his work-rate was phenomenal, that’s something that gets overlooked as people just see Ryan as a big ball carrier. The work he does is phenomenal and we are very happy with him at the moment. He is just starting to hit the heights, right now he is in a good place.

“We felt that this would be a game that would be entertaining, we hold Edinburgh in very high respect. They scored four tries against us on the last two occasions they came here, and I don’t think it was because we were particularly poor, it’s because they are one of the best attacking teams in the league. It was always going to be a spectacle, it wasn’t going to be one of those games that are dour, a 6-3 type score.

“Next week will be a big step up in physicality, I don’t think it’s going to be the type of game that you’ve just seen out there. It’s going to be a tough physical game, that’s what happened last year and I don’t see anything changing. We know they are going to attack us, and may the best team win!”