Skipper says that the Ospreys responded well after last week's reverse at Thomond Park to claim a crucial win over Munster on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking to the media post-match, Alun Wyn Jones said:
“We’re a little disappointed that we didn’t stop them getting the bonus point but a win’s a win for us. We’re not at the top but there’s only one way down from being at the top sometimes. We’ve got a bit to do but we’ll see where we are in a month’s time, hopefully if we can continue improving then we will be able to edge our way up to where we want to be at the end of the final round.“It was a pretty pleasing afternoon, we’re satisfied with the win. We started doing the basics again today, making the tackles, which counts for a lot. We backed off the contact a little bit because it was a bit of a fight last week, and it paid dividends in the end.
“The two halves were a carbon copy of each other, they had a lot of pressure early on and we put a good scrum in to relieve the pressure we were under, and it was the same in the second half when we were on our line.
“We have that mentality that we don’t panic when the pressure is on and we showed good character. This was probably the most intense game we’ve had so far this season but there are another two rounds left in the competition and the intensity tends to increase the further into the competition you go.
“I’m not one for ultimatums but during the week I said to the team that if we lost this game it would be curtains for us in the competition so I’m very happy we responded to that. The mentality was good. Last week we felt we were outmuscled in certain areas and we responded to that positively.”