"The important thing is that it's the first

With 13 points to his credit in Saturday's win over Leeds Carnegie, newcomer Dai Flanagan had every reason to be happy with his Ospreys debut, but the fly-half has insisted there's room for improvement over the coming weeks.

24-year old Flanagan pulled on an Ospreys shirt for the first time on Saturday following his summer move to the Liberty Stadium, and the former Cardiff Blues man made a positive contribution, kicking three penalties and two conversions.

Speaking after the final whistle, he said that while he was happy, he realised that he still had work to do:

"I’m quite happy with the way it went for me personally. Obviously coming into a new team it can be a bit difficult to get things right, there were some things in my game I wasn’t happy about but it could have been a lot worse I suppose.

"In pre-season it’s always about constant improvement, especially with it being my first with the Ospreys. There’s new systems to learn on top of the fitness stuff, I was blowing a bit harder than usual because it was my first game, but overall it went okay.

"It was a good game to play in. I don’t know what it was like to watch but on the field the standard was quite good for this time of the year. When we had the ball we created a lot of opportunities that we should have finished. If we’d done that it wouldn’t have been so edgy at the end, but that’s something for us to work on I suppose.

"Working with players I’ve not played with before it was always going to be a bit strange for me. As we go into the proper season and the crowds get bigger the communication will have to get better as it gets louder, but it was a decent enough start.

"It was good working with Nutty, he’s got a lot of experience there and he knows what he’s got to do. If you’re struggling for ideas, you know you can look inside to him, you know you’re in safe hands.

"The important thing is that it’s the first game out of the way and we’ve learnt a bit after the game, which is what pre-season is all about, definitely. I’m just looking forward to getting my next opportunity now and making the most of it, whenever it comes."