RaboDirect Pro12: Steve Tandy not totally satisfied with Ospreys win
RaboDirect Pro12: Steve Tandy admits he is not "totally satisfied" with Osprey's 20-10 win against Newport Gwent Dragons
Steve Tandy has revealed the Ospreys were not totally satisfied with their derby win over Newport Gwent Dragons on Sunday.
The four-time Celtic League winners came from 7-0 down to win 20-10 in the second of the Judgement Day II matches at the Millennium Stadium, but missed out on a much-needed bonus point despite dominating a scoreless first half and the Ospreys coach admitted it was disappointing.
We missed out on a bonus point this time, but sometimes it is easy to get too carried away with things like that
“We are not totally satisfied,” Tandy said. “We turned the ball over too many times and left a couple of tries out there after getting the ball over the line.
“The effort was outstanding and we tried hard to play. We dominated possession in the first half especially, but the game is about taking chances and we are disappointed we scored only two tries.”
The result, which caps a clean sweep of wins against Welsh opposition this season, keeps the Ospreys fifth in the RaboDirect Pro12, four points behind fourth place Glasgow Warriors on 64 points, who have a game in hand against Edinburgh this week, meaning the Welsh region’s prime target is Ulster, currently third and five points ahead on 65 points with two rounds to play.
Tandy’s side face bottom side Zebre in Parma—who shocked Edinburgh 26-13 at the weekend—before a home tie with Connacht at the Liberty Stadium on the last day of the regular season, and two wins may not be enough.
“We just have to win our remaining matches,” Tandy added. “We missed out on a bonus point this time, but sometimes it is easy to get too carried away with things like that.
“It would have put more pressure on teams, but it’s gone now and we can’t worry about it.
“Ulster have Leinster and Munster to play. Leinster can go anywhere in the world and win and that includes Ulster. It would be nice to see Ulster have to go to Munster and win on the last day of the season.
“But we have a big job to do first by winning our remaining games.”