Gibbes laments missed opportunities

Date published: February 1 2016

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Ospreys assistant coach Chris Gibbes believes his side were better than the 20-all draw against Glasgow Warriors suggests.

The Welsh side were on a five-match win streak in the PRO12 before they fell to Leinster last month.

They were hoping to get back to winning ways, but had to settle for a draw in the end. While Dan Evans' last gasp try and a steely conversion by Sam Davies saw Ospreys sneak a share of the spoils at the death, Gibbes is adamant his charges should have been better.

"There were plenty of opportunities to win that game," Gibbes told the South Wales Evening Post.

"We are disappointed we let those go, so it's two points lost, but we'll keep moving forward.

"I thought there was some outstanding rugby and a lot to be encouraged about. But even in the last bit there were still errors, so we just have to eliminate those if we can.

"But there's definitely some exciting rugby players coming through.

"We gave them a start and there were critical moments when we had them in their 22 and we lost line-outs, giving them an easy ride.

"That's going to happen when you have young guys. That doesn't make it good enough or acceptable, but it's reality."

Ospreys travel to Munster for their next PRO12 fixture on February 14. 

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