Ardron ready for Munster clash

Date published: March 3 2015

Ospreys captain Tyler Ardron praised the spirit shown in their draw with Leinster but has urged his men to go one better against Munster on Saturday.

The Canadian, who is leading from the front in Swansea this season, helped his side take a share of the PRO12 spoils against their visitors last Friday.

And despite the Welsh team's disappointment at not claiming the victory, Ardron is remaining positive ahead of a key home game against Munster.

"I wouldn't like to think of it as two points dropped, no matter how disappointed we were at the final whistle," said Ardron.

"I think that last scrum epitomises everything about our spirit and what we want to do here. I really thought we deserved something out of that set piece. We were unfortunate, I feel, not to get more out of that than we did, but the guys gave everything they had right until the very last whistle and that's what you expect of anyone wearing an Ospreys shirt.

"We deserved the win but it wasn't to be. We picked up two points though and we'll take that into Munster on Saturday and go for it again."

Two defeats and a draw have seen the Ospreys drop to fifth in the PRO12 standings, with Munster now sitting top ahead of the Liberty Stadium clash. However, Ardron believes that turning things around will be all about the quality of the preparation this week, and ensuring the crowd plays their part.

"Obviously we're a little bit disappointed that we aren't a little bit better set up going into the game in terms of the table, we probably expected to be a little bit better off. There's nothing we can do about that now, it's in the past. We've got to look forward positively, do our homework on Munster and focus on getting a good performance. If we do that, the result should follow," he added.

"The crowd helped us huge on Friday night, you could just feel the atmosphere building as we were building pressure. I feel we gave them something to feed off and in turn, they gave us something back. We'll need then again on Saturday because it won't be easy."