James Hook praises the Ospreys spirit after his try helps secure a place in Magners League Grand Final.
Speaking shortly after the 20-5 semi-final win over Glasgow at the Liberty Stadium, Hook said:
“We’re all chuffed that we’ll be ending the season with a final and a chance of some silverware, I think we’ll all be watching Saturday night and cheering for a Munster win so that we can get a home final.
“It was a tough evening to be honest. They were difficult opponents as they always are. We knew they would be hard to break down, which they were. We were able to just edge it in the first half, and I think that allowed us to try and play it a bit in the second half. We kept the points ticking over and in the end, the last half hour, I don’t think the result was in any doubt.
“I enjoyed the game, it was a real battle, it was hard and physical but that’s what it’s all about. I was glad to be able to get the score that took us away from them. It happened so fast, you can’t prepare for things like that, you have to play what’s in front of you. I saw a bit of a gap, a bit of space behind him so it was just about finding the easiest way past him!
“There’s a good mentality in the group at the moment, we are tight, together. As players, you try and stay away from off-the-field stuff and concentrate on the rugby, but you can’t completely ignore it. What you can do is use it to motivate you, that’s the best reaction.
“We’re in the final now and it’s going to be a massive one off event, if it’s Leinster or Munster, at home or away, we just have to approach it in the same way and make sure we enjoy the occasion. If we can get a home game it’ll be brilliant, hopefully Munster can do us a favour .
“We had a good couple of weeks in Ireland last month, two great wins in Ulster and Munster, and a narrow defeat in Leinster. We need to take confidence from the way we played in those games now, as we realise we can perform against anyone.”