Joe Bearman says that there is "a lot more to come" from the Ospreys following their win over Munster on Saturday evening.
The big number eight admitted it was a far from perfect performance despite the convincing score line at the final whistle, but he backed the group to get it right over the coming weeks, saying:
“We’ve got a lot more to come but there are a lot of positives to take out of it. We do get into the 22 a lot of times, which is a positive in itself. We did mess a couple up but everyone’s human. We need to tighten that up.
“We’re definitely improving each game. The pack are manning up and the backs are starting to make some yards for us, which is really positive. We are definitely getting better.
“We got on top of them quite early and it was pretty similar to last week. I thought the boys as a whole played well tonight. We did go through a few quiet patches around half time but it’s definitely building for us now. The structure is coming. It’s a simple structure but as long we stick to that, are spot on with that and start games well we’ll be in with a chance.
“You say about these three losses, you look at any professional sport, some teams do start slow some seasons. You can’t start fast every season. I think we’re building quite nicely. I’d rather start slowly and finish strongly, be there at the end of the season, than start fast and finish slow."
After playing an influential role in the Ospreys first home win of the season on Saturday, Bearman paid tribute to his colleagues in the back row, saying that he considers himself fortunate to be holding down a starting berth alongside Ryan Jones and Justin Tipuric at the moment.
“Ryan does his job well” said Bearman.
“He’s fit, strong, he’s been round ages and he’s done it all. He’s the perfect guy you’d pick to be beside you. It’s the same with Tipuric. In my eyes he’s the best seven in Britain. The boy is class. I’m just lucky to be in the back row at the moment as we’ve got some great players on the bench as well.”
Meanwhile, man-of-the-match Richard Hibbard said the win was all about building on the previous week’s game, the derby victory over Scarlets.
“I’m very happy. Happy with the way the team went. The physicality, we built on last week, did exactly what we practiced all week and got the result.
“It was a team performance. The forwards built the platform and the backs did the work. If we can keep building that we can carry on the momentum.”