Alun Wyn Jones insists Ospreys should be angry after Heineken Cup loss to Leinster
ALUN Wyn Jones insisted the Ospreys should be angry after they crashed to a 19-9 home defeat in the Heineken Cup opener against Leinster at the Liberty.
A try from man-of-the-match Sean O'Brien and 14 points from Jimmy Gopperth did for the Welsh region, who could only manage three Dan Biggar penalties in reply.
And skipper Jones, a Test series winner with the Lions in the summer, couldn't hide his disappointment.
"We weren’t good enough, it’s as simple as that," said the second row.
"When you have as much possession as we did and turn it over, you don’t deserve to win.
"We made one glaring defensive error in the first half and they made the most of it to get their try.
"It’s the same old story for us - we haven’t started very well. It was our first home game to start with for a long time and we haven’t made the most of it.
"We should all be angry. We know we’re better than that."
The Ospreys were the architects of their own downfall, making a series of mistakes that cost them against a cool-headed Leinster side who gave them a lesson in winning rugby.
The setback leaves Steve Tandy's team already in trouble in a pool that contains Castres and Northampton.
They will travel to Franklin's Gardens next week effectively needing to beat Northampton to keep alive their hopes in the competition.
But with Saints requiring a win to maintain their own challenge, the challenge will be exceptionally tough.