Scrum-half Rhys Webb has told his team-mates that last Friday’s convincing win over the Blues is “just the start” ahead of this weekend’s crunch play-off battle with Glasgow at Scotstoun.
The Ospreys, currently holding fourth spot in the PRO12 table, travel north to face the fifth placed Warriors on Friday night, with a four point lead but having played two more games. That means victory is essential for Steve Tandy’s team, to put some daylight between themselves and the opposition as the race for the play-offs heats up.
“We’re very pleased with that win” said Webb reflecting on the victory over Cardiff.
“This is just the start now. We want to keep building now and hopefully we can push to get into the play-offs and get some silverware. We’ve got a good enough squad to do it, but this is just the first step.
“Obviously it’s going to be a tough battle up in Glasgow, they’ve got some world class players, so it’s going to be a good match.”
Webb’s try-scoring performance against the Blues rounded off a good month for the Bridgend Athletic product, which had seen him re-establish himself within the Wales squad until his Six Nations involvement was curtailed by injury.
However, back with the Ospreys again, he insists his thoughts between now and the end of the season are entirely focussed on regional matters.
“I pulled a muscle in the outside of my leg against England so I was meant to be out for four weeks originally” he continued.
“But I came back to the Ospreys for rehabilitation and it has come on leaps and bounds. It’s nice to be playing again with the region, I couldn’t have faced too long on the sidelines. Hopefully we can push on now for a good end to the season.
“I felt as if I had produced some good performances for the Ospreys and Warren and Rob Howley have rewarded me in the Six Nations. It was unexpected for me to start against France and England although I missed out against Scotland because of injury. But I have to keep my head down here and work hard with the Ospreys. There are some good nines in Wales so it’s great competition. It’s going to help everyone really.
“To be honest I’m not going to think too much about the South Africa trip at the moment, we’ve got a job to do here at the Ospreys. All our minds are focussing on the play-offs and hopefully winning them.”