"It was the perfect response"

Tommy Bowe on his winning return to Ravenhill

Speaking straight after the game, he said:

"It was the perfect response from the boys after what happened at the weekend. It took a big team effort to pick ourselves up, particularly as we all know that it is a difficult place to come at the best of times.

"We're delighted in the dressing room to come here and pick up a bonus point, it's definitely got us over the weekend.

"We were very disappointed boys on Saturday, but with two big matches this week, Ulster first and Leinster next we couldn't mope. We're obviously delighted with this win which puts us in a good position to achieve our goal, which is a place in the knock-out stages. That's what we are gunning for, that's what we want, and with that win tonight it's looking positive at the moment. We can't take anything for granted though as we have plenty of work to do if we are going to get there.

"I suppose it's a case of mixed emotions for me, coming back here and scoring at the end. I had a great 5 or 6 years here. It's my first time coming back to play, my first game here for the Ospreys, and it was nice not to be booed off the pitch at the end after my try!"