Lloyd Peers is hoping to end the LV=Cup campaign on a high tonight as the Ospreys take on the Sale Sharks this Friday at the Bridgend Ford Brewery Field.
Despite his young age, 22 year old Lloyd Peers has been one of the senior players in this year's LV=Cup campaign. The second row has featured in every game, even leading the squad as Captain when the Ospreys visited Leicester back in November.
"Being named skipper was an honour” said Peers.
“To captain my region was a big achievement and something I will look back on one day and be very proud of, but for now I just really want to play week in week out, start the games and hopefully play well. I'd love to be able to play as much rugby as I did last season so my aim is really to get as much game time as possible and improve the things I know I need to work on.
“Injuring my ankle so soon after having the two shoulder operations last year was frustrating but rehab went well and I was able to come back quicker than I expected. It's part and parcel of being a rugby player but I'm really glad to be back on the field again and involved in the LV=Cup.
“Last week in Exeter was a really good game to be involved in for me, I felt almost old being amongst the boys! It was great to see the younger players stepping up, I thought they did really well but it's not good enough for the Ospreys jersey to play well and not win the game.”
This week Peers and his team mates will head to the Bridgend Ford Brewery Field to face Sale Sharks as the Ospreys take the game out into the community, and it’s a ground that the second row knows well having featured for the Ravens regularly in the Principality Premiership in recent seasons.
He knows that the Ospreys face a challenge from the English outfit but hopes that they can translate their recent good performances into a winning result.
"We want to finish the LV=Cup on a high. We spoke about it after the game in Exeter. While it was great that we played well and the younger boys got the game time, it's not good enough, not winning, and we need to get back to that this week. Hopefully if we can get the performance and win it will give us a big momentum shift going back into the RABO.
“We know it's going to be another difficult match, over the bridge opponents always are. They will bring a physical edge and they will have a big back line. It will be a challenge for us but we definitely have the ability. They younger boys who got to dip their feet in the water last week will step up even more and the rest of the boys coming back will bring the same intent they have all season so hopefully the result will go our way.”