Ryan stays upbeat after bonus point loss

Ospreys skipper Ryan Jones praises Ospreys character after three games in a week.

Speaking to the media after the final whistle at the RDS on Friday evening, after the Ospreys had been narrowly defeated 20-16 by Leinster, Jones said:

"We've come away to Ireland for a week after the disappointment of a loss in Europe last weekend and we've got six points from two very tough away fixtures. We're disappointed with the second half today, but all in all, I think it's been a very trip and experience for us.

"It's three games in seven days and that's tough at this level. The pitches have been dry, the games have been fast, there's been a lot of phases, it's been physical and an emotional rollercoaster that we've been on.

"The boys have shown fantastic character. Some of them have tripled up, and they've done a great job.

"We're confident that we can beat anyone on the day. We showed some maturity, there were some guys who haven't played for a long time who put in some fantastic performances today, like Ed Shervington and Gareth Owen, they are the guys who are the future.

"But, we've got some big fixtures left this year, we'll try and get some more points to get us into the play-offs. We know that we are capable of it on the day."