Ospreys scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i believes the Welsh region's PRO12 derby win over the Scarlets augurs well for their form in all competitions during the rest the season.
The win over the Scarlets means the Ospreys are now in fifth place on the PR012 table and their 17-6 victory over Toulouse, two weeks ago, kept their Heineken Cup hopes alive.
They have two PRO12 matches against Newport Gwent Dragons and Zebre to play before facing Leicester Tigers at the Liberty Stadium in a crucial Heineken Cup encounter on 12 January.
"It's very important because it builds a bit of confidence," Fotuali'i told the BBC
"We've just got to keep raising the bar and enjoying ourselves, and when you enjoy it you tend to play a little better.
"Full credit to our forwards who gave us a good platform to play off.
"Everybody who takes the field... we're all on the same page, we understand the game plan and that's crucial as a unit."
Despite scoring a try and slotting a drop goal in a man-of-the-match performance, Fotuali'i credited the entire team for the victory.
"(We had) better desire, better want is what it comes down to in these derby games," he added.
"All the boys in there know what to do and what it's about.
"Full credit to our forwards who gave us a good platform to play off and the backs just sort of took it from there.
"We've got some really exciting backs, some young talent out there as well, but when the forwards give us some good ball we're able to produce something like (against Scarlets)."