Skipper calls for “improved performance”

Alun Wyn Jones has urged the Ospreys to cut out the errors if they want to stay at the top of the PRO12 table.

They currently sit in first place, Saturday’s defeat to the Scarlets just the third in 12 games, but Jones is in no doubt that the Ospreys need to move their performance up several notches in the weeks ahead.

Reflecting on the performance just minutes after the final whistle at Parc y Scarlets, Jones told the media:

“In the first half territory and possession were against us. Credit to the Scarlets, I thought their kicking game was pretty good and they starved us of both.

“Then the second half started in completely the opposite way to what we would have wanted, they got the try, and although we tried to get back into it, it was too much and we probably left it too late.

“Part of it is credit to the opposition but there was also a lot of unforced errors of our own, turnovers at the contact area or our kicking game, so hopefully we can influence that ourselves over the next week.

“Hopefully, we can leave this behind and move on. It’s still the mid point of the season, we’ve got a few games left so hopefully we can stay where we are, but it’ll need a much improved performance to do that.”