Ospreys skipper Alun Wyn Jones has warned his team that they need to tighten up and make better use of their possession if they are to defeat Munster at the Liberty Stadium next Saturday (3.30pm).
Speaking at the post-match press conference at Thomond Park, Jones said that there had been plenty to be happy about, adding that there is plenty of room for improvement.
“Early on we had scrum dominance and we were really happy with that” he said.
“We got an early penalty to settle us and give us the lead, and it was a typical Heineken Cup tie really. There were only two points going into it at half time and then we got our try to put us in a good position but then the game seemed to turn.
“We had a large amount of possession but we need to maximise that possession when we have it. When they were down to 14 the contact area seemed to get a little bit interesting, but we'll never blame the man in the middle, we should have tightened things up.
“We were aware they were a man down and I think we probably tried to play a little bit too much to get the score. We’ve learned a lot today though and there are a lot of positives to take out of it.
“Probably we would have settled for a bonus point before hand but we went for the win and in patches I thought that was on for us. When they went down to 14 we didn’t seal that off, we didn’t play the way that perhaps would have seen us creep upfield into striking position.
“I think the forward pack and the set-piece went well, we had a lot of possession. It’s just what we do with that possession that will be key next week. We’ve got a good intent to play, we’ve just got to be more accurate with it.”