Taulava – We showed great ambition at Ospreys

Semisi Taulava believes Warriors showed their ambitious side during Saturday’s clash with Ospreys.

Warriors scored three tries and led for long periods before the game was eventually turned on its head at the death.

And, according to the number eight, players are determined to develop their game after an intense pre-season campaign.  

He said: “We played some great rugby and scored some great tries. There’s things we’ve been working on and it’s slowly coming to fruition. In the end there was a lot of heart from everybody and we showed how united we are.

“Every player was determined to win the game. Unfortunately we didn’t hang on but our defence was tremendous.

“We displayed everything we work on in the week and we stretched them. We scored two quickfire tries in the first-half and that highlights our ambition.

“Everyone wants to attack and we took the right options so the challenge now is to continue to build on that style of play and score some more tries and win games.”

Warriors’ final pre-season clash was postponed by 90 minutes after their team coach caught fire on the journey to south Wales. But Taulava says his side pulled together as a group before almost securing victory.

He added: “We were on the motorway and then suddenly the back of the bus was on fire. There was smoke and there were big flames.

“But that just shows how solid our team-spirit is. Distractions like that can cause problems for some teams but we carried on and that shows how together we are as a group.

“We were sitting on the side of the motorway for a long time so to put in that sort of performance was great. It shows great character.”