Ospreys "pleased" with six-try demolition of Scottish visitors
GRUFF Rees acclaimed a job well done after the Ospreys rans in six tries to crush Edinburgh 44-10 in the Pro12 encounter at the Liberty Stadium.
The victory maintained the Welsh region's unbeaten start to the season and took them to second in the table.
"We have to be pleased with that," said Rees.
"Last season there were games that slipped away in terms of pushing our advantage home, but we were quite clinical against Edinburgh in the way we turned pressure into points and put the game to bed fairly early.
"We are particularly happy to have picked up a bonus point.
"There were six occasions last year when we scored three tries and couldn't push on for another one, even though on some of those occasions we scored the third try fairly early in games.
"But against Edinburgh we were mostly clinical in their 22.
"We want to make the Liberty a fortress. We haven't lost here for a year or so, I guess, so we have to maintain this form.
"It'll mean nothing if we slip to defeat on our travels next week. We have to back a good start with a strong start."
Eli Walker and Richard Hibbard scored try doubles, sandwiched by touchdowns for Jeff Hassler and Matthew Morgan, with the little fly-half's score being a spectacular 80-metre solo effort.
That said, the former champions were not totally satisfied with their opening-half performance.
"We felt there was a bit of untidiness about us in the first half when we had a high turnover rate," said Rees.
"And even though the game seemed pretty comfortable for us, we did have a couple of poor moments defensively - their try, for instance, and one or other little half breaks against what's normally a watertight defence.
"But, overall, it was a good evening."