Ospreys keeping feet on the ground

Date published: September 15 2014

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The Ospreys have won two out of two in the Pro12 but forwards coach Chris Gibbes has told his team to keep their feet on the ground.

The Ospreys have won two out of two in the Pro12 but forwards coach Chris Gibbes has told his team to keep their feet on the ground.

A 17-15 win at Rodney Parade made it 15 straight wins against Welsh opposition in the Pro12 and was also enough to send the Welsh region top of the table after two rounds of matches.

It's a great start for a team who lost a huge amount of experience over the off-season with the departures of Ryan Jones, Adam Jones, Ian Evans and Richard Hibbard.

However Gibbes insists there is still a lot to work on for his young charges as they prepare to take on Edinburgh at the Liberty Stadium this weekend.

“We aren't getting ahead of ourselves,” said Gibbes.

“We've got a young side and we can't take anything for granted. We've got to go into every game with a mindset that we're punching above our weight every week.

“What is important is that we've still got plenty to work on so we are definitely not getting too far ahead of ourselves.

“Result-wise, we got that, but we made it hard work at times and there's a lot to work out before we have Edinburgh coming at us a week Sunday. We need to get ready for that, one game at a time.

“For them to show that grit, and to dig in particularly in that fierce last ten minutes, we're proud of that.

“I think these games come down to one or two opportunities, they don't come very often and you've got to take those.

“There were some good performances across the park but overall as a team, while we are happy to come here and get the win, there's lots to work on.”

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