Steve Tandy: Ospreys head coach targets Pro12 final

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Justin Tipuric takes on Ospreys on Judgement Day III
Ospreys v Glasgow
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea Date: Friday, 8 May Kick-off: 19:35 BST
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Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy has targeted a place in the Pro12 final in Belfast on 30 May.

Ospreys beat Cardiff Blues 31-23 to secure their spot in the play-offs with two games to spare.

But Tandy is far from satisfied with a top-four finish.

"We should be happy and enjoy the moment but we want to do better. We need to tidy up a lot. We don't want to be going out in the semi-final stage, we want to go to Belfast," he said.

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Tandy helped guide Ospreys to the 2011-12 title, but says the current squad is very different.

"We're building something. This is a team of youth and when you sprinkle in the senior players like Alun Wyn Jones you get a lot of good footballers.

"A lot was said about us, spoke about our young kids, but ticking off the Champions Cup and play-offs is a real positive within the group, which I'm really proud of."

Captain Jones played a crucial part in the team's victory, setting up the second try with a break to send Dan Biggar over.

Tandy was full of praise for his captain, saying: "Worldwide he's a high-class international. He's sensational.

"Not only is he a special rugby player, he's a special captain and special human being."

Ospreys host leaders Glasgow on Friday, but Tandy said that game should have no bearing if they meet again in the play-offs.

"Wherever we go I think we'll be ok. Ultimately it would be great to have a home semi-final," he added.

The semi-finals take place over the weekend of 24-26 May and the final is at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday, 30 May.

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