Victory tastes sweet for Sam

Nineteen year-old Sam Davies stepped up off the bench to kick five crucial second half-points that helped steer his team to an exciting LV= Cup win over Gloucester at the Liberty Stadium on Friday night, and after the game he was quick to praise the maturity of a young Ospreys line-up.

Speaking to the press within minutes of the final whistle, the young fly-half said he was delighted to the response shown by the team after conceding a late penalty try which, it seemed at the time, looked like the winner;

“It was just a case of keeping our heads up, getting back down there, getting hold of the ball and getting into our pattern to get the win” he said.

“It was brilliant, with the lack of experience we had on the field as well at that point I thought we showed real maturity, and it was a great try at the end. Morgan Allen did really well to finish.

“It was really good being out there. I just want to progress more, after experiencing the atmosphere and the pitch conditions, it makes you want to be involved.”

It was a family affair for Sam, whose father Nigel was in the hot-seat as Gloucester Head Coach, and he laughed off suggestions of rugby subterfuge in the build-up to the big game.

“Every day he was ringing me actually!” said Davies Junior.

“No, when it comes to rugby we don’t really get involved. We are just family at the end of the day. We just take it like that.”