Jones happy to give Ospreys fans something to

Having picked up the man-of-the-match award with an all-action display at blindside, Ryan Jones says that the win over Toulon was a special one for the fans.


Speaking post-match on Saturday evening, Jones said:

“It’s a huge consolation for us, in terms of how we will be remembered going out of Europe. We were bitterly disappointed about last week, but we managed to turn it around, front up, and put our own house in order. We provided a platform from which we could play, and score points.

“After the break we just managed to get some possession and momentum. The first half I thought we were a bit erratic, we looked scared. We were trying to make amends for last week and we probably tried a bit too hard. We were kicking it, rushing it, but we got a bit of composure at half time. We said that this was a game about building a performance, so we came out, built a platform, got parity at the setpiece and managed to get our backs on the front foot.

“When you’ve got characters like Jerry, Mike and Shane coming on we knew that momentum could see us through, if we got that catalyst early on.

“We’ve got a fantastic fanbase that supports us through thick and thin. We had a disappointment last week and we just wanted to come out and give them something to be proud of, something to encourage them to keep the faith.”