Ospreys will rue wrong decisions says skipper

Alun Wyn Jones reflects on a frustrating evening at the Liberty Stadium.

Speaking to the media after  the Ospreys had been held to a 21-21 draw by Cardiff Blues, skipper Jones said he had mixed feeling about the result.

Were pleased to get something out of it, disappointed we didnt get the win was his post-match view.

Out there, it felt as though we were a score away from breaking them, but it was a typical derby game. Yes, were disappointed but I suppose as a neutral youd probably say that it was a fair reflection of the game.

It was about solid defences I suppose, on the whole, but there were a few decisions from us that well probably rue when we look over the game in the week. I think well be disappointed when weve picked and gone when we had numbers a few times. If you look, were going into 15 metres, were doing a few quick rucks and when you stand up you can see eight or ten pink jerseys in the channel and were still trying to pick and go. Sometimes youve got to have your heads up and scan for the numbers.

Ive just said in the changing room that it wasnt a lack of application, everybody was present for the whole 80, it was just the decision making at the critical times in their 22.

Nothings changed for us with this result, we need to win all our remaining games and thats the aim in order to cement that top four place. Were in third place now and we definitely need the points to freeze our place up there. Were very conscious of that, but we need to take one game at a time now, the Dragons, Munster at home, and Aironi away.

The Dragons beat us here and its always very difficult up there, itll be the fourth time that weve played Munster this season, and Aironi got their first win last time out, its going to be tough. We have to take one game at a time and see where we go.

Theres two ways you can be as a player this time of the year, you can be tentative or you can go out there and try and get the points, maximise your chances. I thought we were very close to doing that today, but the last pass, the last decision, too many times it wasnt the correct one.

Its frustrating from that point of view but we cant be tentative, weve got to go out there and keep trusting ourselves.