Ospreys: Northampton defeat 'pretty disappointing' - Chris Gibbes

Ospreys in a huddle after their heavy defeat in Northampton
Ospreys had beaten Treviso in their opening game of the European Rugby Champions Cup

Ospreys' crushing 34-6 European Champions Cup defeat by Northampton was "pretty disappointing" according to forwards coach Chris Gibbes.

Four tries by Wales international wing George North helped put an end to the Welsh region's unbeaten start to the season at Franklin's Gardens.

New Zealander Gibbes felt Ospreys contributed to their own downfall.

"We've got to blame ourselves a wee bit, they are a very good side but we were pretty disappointing," he said.

"I thought we were inaccurate at times and we allowed them to camp in our half and we struggled to get out of there.

"They kept compounding the pressure and I thought areas of their game where we knew they were going to be a threat around the breakdown they were excellent and clearly we weren't."

However, with the Ospreys having picked up a bonus point in their opening Pool Five game against Treviso, Gibbes believes the Ospreys can bounce back.

They face Racing Metro on consecutive weekends - starting with a home match on 6 December.

"The positive thing we're still there and it's what happens next is the main thing for us," added Gibbes.

"The most important thing is how we re-group, we've got Racing at home and we have to make sure we take the lessons from [Northampton] and apply them because it's still a good opportunity for us."

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