Tandy thrilled by Ospreys spirit

Date published: January 16 2016

Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy was “extremely proud” of his players’ efforts in their comeback win over Clermont on Friday.

Sam Davies arrival off the bench produced four penalties and a drop goal, but it was the outstanding efforts of forwards Alun Wyn Jones, who was named man of the match, along with Justin Tipuric and Sam Underhill that sealed such an important win.

“I am extremely proud of the players,” Tandy told the EPC Rugby website.

“They battled throughout the game, and to come back from 13-6 down against a really experienced Clermont team who have got to several finals in European rugby, was a real team effort.

“We probably haven’t got as many glittering individuals as other European teams have got, but what we have got is a massive team ethic and a massive spirit in the group.

“There are not too many days that I have been prouder of this group, if I am honest. It has got to be up there with one of our best Ospreys performances. It was a huge effort, and the players deserve a massive pat on the back as a group for their performance.”

As a result Ospreys move top of Pool 2 in the Champions Cup with a two-point lead over Clermont with one round to go.