Ospreys boss Steve Tandy revealed his optimism for the future of the region despite their semi-final loss to Munster.
The likes of Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar have been in top form for the Ospreys this season and Tandy feels they are heading in the right direction.
"It's pretty exciting the side we're putting together. We've got to keep that team together," Tandy told the BBC.
"It's obviously hugely disappointing [to lose to Munster] but as coaches we feel immensely proud of a young group that's come away, battled and showed a lot of [good] football."
Tandy admitted his side came agonisingly close to becoming the first away team to win a Pro12 semi-final, with a late TMO decision ruling out Josh Matavesi's try after an earlier knock-on.
"There were real fine margins in and around the game," added Tandy.
"Errors from us cost us but when you look back at it and how the group kept coming back, kept fighting and they missed one or two kicks – it's a fine margin.
"It's a TMO's decision the fact that we wouldn't be the first team to win an away semi."