After being called into the starting XV as a late replacement for Kahn Fotuali'i, who missed Saturday night's game with a stomach bug, Rhys Webb proved a key figure as the Ospreys secured a much needed win over Benetton Treviso at the Liberty Stadium that keeps they their play-off aspirations very much alive.
The scrum-half was a lively presence right across the field, capping off his performance with a try at the death, and although the Ospreys failed to claim a fourth try and with it a valuable bonus point, Webb said that it was important to stay positive ahead of the final two games of the regular season.
“It’s very disappointing not to get the bonus point” he admitted.
“But we have to take the positives from it. We did get the win, which puts us back up to fourth in the table. It’s about getting back together now on Monday, going through the positives and negatives from this game and hopefully we can fix it for Glasgow away.
“We want to stay positive now. The way we tried to play the game today shows what we’re about and hopefully we can build on that and take into next week. It’s an interesting contest between us and the Scarlets. We probably would have wanted Glasgow to beat them on Friday, but fair play to the Scarlets they played well and deserved the win. All we can do is concentrate on our own game.
“We want to win games, we want to defend our title. That’s what’s in our minds tonight. I don’t think any team has successfully defended this title. I think we’re a good strong squad and we’re all looking forward to going to Glasgow.
“They’ve been playing well this year. They’re going to be disappointed with the result on Friday against the Scarlets so they’re going to come out all guns blazing. Hopefully our forwards can front up and do the job on them. They’ll be gutted about the loss this weekend, they’ll be at home, they’ve got a temporary stand to get more fans in, so there’ll be a big buzz up there.”