One of the measures of every team, and the Ospreys are no different, is to be a Champions Cup side. After all the challenges of last season, on and off the field, particularly with the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was a real reward to gain qualification for European rugby’s top table.
We know we made significant strides forward last season, as a playing and coaching group, but Champions Cup qualification was something tangible that we could all hang our hat on.
It’s an acknowledgement of how far we have moved from the baseline where we began our journey. Being a Champions Cup team is a mark of our progress together.
We know Europe will expose us to the quality and strength in depth of teams regularly in this tournament, but this is why we play this game and it’s where we want to be.