The Jones bunch lead Ospreys to victory

Adam Jones enjoyed a rare moment of try-scoring glory during Saturday night's win over Cardiff Blues, going over for only his second Celtic League score on what was his 100th tournament appearance for Neath and the Ospreys.

There was no stopping the tighthead from close range, but in typical Adam fashion, he was quick to share the praise out with his fellow forwards.

Speaking to the press after the final whistle, Adam commented:

“I don’t score many tries so it was nice. Two of the front five had a try tonight in the end. We dominated the set-piece in the second half, something we wanted to do in the first, and the game knocked on from there then.

“We tried to right the wrongs of a frustrating first half, set-piece wise. I’m not massively sure about some of the decisions at the scrum but we dominated in the end and I guess that’s what won us the game.

“We’ve got a big game Friday against the Dragons, we want to push on and get the win, to get a home semi.”

Meanwhile, it was Ryan Jones who took the man-of-the-match award with an influential showing, first in the back row and then at lock during the latter stages, and he told the media that the emphatic win was a reward for the team effort.

“You know coming into any derby match that it’s going to be incredibly tough and it was no difference tonight so we are really pleased to get the result” said Ryan.

“We’ve been under a lot of pressure at the Ospreys but we’ve got on with the job. We’ve worked incredibly hard and we’ve stuck together as a team, and come away with a fantastic result tonight.

“We were guilty of making too many mistakes in the first half, but at half-time we spoke about being more composed, about controlling certain areas of the game, and we saw a different kind of performance after the break. I think in the end we were deserved winners, we turned the screw a little bit in the second half and we got our reward for a more disciplined performance.

“We’ve worked hard to get where we are in the table and we certainly don’t want to give up second place and a home semi at this late stage. We’ll take Sunday to rest then on Monday morning it’ll be all about preparing for the Dragons and making sure our focus is right for what will be a tough game at the Liberty.”