Post-match reaction from Jonathan Humphreys

Forwards Coach Jonathan Humphreys was disappointed with the lack of intensity in the Ospreys performance in Saturday night's Magners League defeat against Edinburgh.

The loss brought to an end a record equalling winning run of seven straight victories for the Ospreys, and speaking after the game, Humphreys acknowledged that Edinburgh were worthy winners.

“Edinburgh were by far the better team” he said.

“It was very frustrating to watch. They were the ones that brought the intensity to the game, that’s the most disappointing thing. I thought they played very well as a team while we were more about individuals. That meant we lost our attacking shape and we didn’t look threatening at all, all night.

“It’s nothing to do with the internationals returning. The majority of the boys that started this game were the ones that have been with us throughout February and March, and they are the ones that will be most disappointed with the performance. The internationals coming back had nothing to do with how poorly we performed.

“We’re still very much in this race though. Munster have pulled away a bit now but there is everything to play for and the last four is in our own hands, so we need to bounce back from this disappointment positively and not get carried away.

“It’s about getting back to basics for next week now and bringing some intensity to our performance. We’ve got a massive Welsh derby against Cardiff Blues at the Liberty Stadium, and we need to do the basics, something we didn’t do tonight, get our patterns of play right and work as a team, like we have been doing.”