After defeat at the hands of Ulster on match day two at the Liberty Stadium, Ospreys skipper Alun Wyn Jones admitted that an improvement on the opening day loss in Treviso a week earlier wasn't enough.
The Ospreys had their noses in front for most of the game, coughing up the lead to Ulster for the first time with just five minutes left on the clock and Jones said that just expressing the team’s disappointment wasn’t good enough – the players need to put their actions into words.
Speaking shortly after the final whistle he commented:
“It was a slight improvement from last week but we’re bitterly disappointed to squander the 10 point lead that we had. We were better at the breakdown but still not good enough. There’s a big sense of disappointment that we didn’t get the win, especially at home. We may have got the bonus point for losing by three but it’s still not good enough by our standards.
“We integrating players, looking at a lot of boys at the start of the season, but there’s a lot to work on after the first two games. We’ve got to stop saying we’re disappointed and react to it. We created chances again tonight but didn’t take them. We’ve got to look around the room and sort it out between ourselves. We’ve got to work hard to put it right. We’ve got to take our chances when we are in the 22. We squandered three good opportunities last week against Treviso and there were chances again tonight that we didn’t execute well enough. We’ve got to put that right
“We’re not going to worry about the expectation on the outside of the camp, we’ll worry about the inside of it. As of yet, we aren’t fulfilling that. We haven’t been able to kick on from last season but we mustn’t look backward. We have to look forward to what we want to achieve this year.”