"We're chomping at the bit to get into the

Adam Jones is never one to put the cart before the horse, but the prospect of a return trip to Dublin to face Leinster in the Magners League Grand Final on Saturday, 29 May is too big a game not to contemplate.

Of course, the Wales and British & Irish Lions prop knows that to set up the chance of a revenge mission at the RDS at the end of the month his Ospreys side must first overcome Glasgow Warriors in Friday night's Play-Off semi-final at the Liberty Stadium.

There is also the not inconsiderable task that faces Leinster a day later in Dublin when they host arch-rivals Munster in the second semi-final. But, on paper at least, wouldn't a Leinster v Ospreys Magners League Grand Final provide a fitting end to the season.

"It would be exciting to go to Dublin for the Grand Final. We had what felt like a small tour of Ireland recently when we stayed out there in between games against Ulster, Leinster and Munster," said Jones.

"It was a great trip because it really helped bring everyone together, especially after the defeat to Biarritz Olymique in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals. We played some pretty good rugby and you can't be a bad side if you beat Munster at Thomond Park.

"But we gave two soft tries away to Leinster when we lost 20-16 and that was very disappointing from our point of view. They didn't have all their big guns out that night, but we know the likes of Brian O'Driscoll will be turning out for the Play-Offs.

"We all know what a great player he is, but we have got some good players ourselves and we have to be looking to win the Magners League title again. We have things to work on but there is no reason why we can't win it."

The bonus point win over Newport Gwent Dragons last weekend clinched a home semi-final tie for the Ospreys and they will have home advantage in the Grand Final if they can beat the Warriors and Munster find a way to beat Leinster at the RDS.

"It's really exciting to have the Play-Offs at the end of the season. Instead of not having anything to play for we potentially have another two massive games and a trophy up for grabs," added Jones.

"We're chomping at the bit to get into the Grand Final. The Heineken Cup quarter-final was a tough game to lose, but I think we've come back strongly since then and showed our mettle.

"But all those games we've won of late to get into the Play-Offs will count for nothing if we don't win the Grand Final.

"A home draw makes a big difference. You only have to look at the likes of Munster and see what a hard place Thomond Park is to play, especially when you get to the knock-out stages of a competition - playing at home will inspire us.

"We've beaten ASM Clermont Auvergne and Leicester Tigers at the Liberty Stadium this season and, hopefully, we will get another big crowd to cheer us on. Perhaps we will even start pulling in some non-rugby people for such a big game.

"I don't think any team enjoys coming to the Liberty Stadium and we like to make it tough for everyone. But we know Glasgow are a good side - they have a formidable pack and I'm sure Dan Parks will want to finish his career with them on a high."