Tommy Bowe loses the ball in tricky weather conditions at the Liberty Stadium.
Jonathan Humphreys insists the Ospreys are hitting form at just the right time after regaining top spot in the Magners League.
Scotland wing Nikki Walker bagged a brace of first-half tries before skipper Ryan Jones sealed an emphatic Welsh derby victory over Cardiff Blues at the Liberty Stadium.
The result puts the Ospreys two points clear of Glasgow Warriors at the summit of the table and in good spirits ahead of a crunch month which includes mammoth Heineken Cup ties against Clermont Auvergne and Leicester Tigers.
Humphreys said: "It's good to be top of the league and that's where we want to be. We appreciate everyone else has games coming up but with the changes we made to our game, we always felt December and January would be defining months for us.
"The structure was good as was our defence. There are still things to work on but we believe things are coming right for us and our form is getting towards where we want it to be.
"We have to be in good shape going into the Heineken Cup and continue our momentum before facing Clermont."
Man-of-the-match Dan Biggar opened the scoring with a deft 12th minute drop goal on the way to an 11-point personal haul before Walker crossed at the end of the opening quarter.
Then Walker doubled his try count from close-range in the left corner following a neat break by fly-half Biggar and Jones added a third with a try just after the hour mark to leave the Blues white-washed.
Humphreys added: "We're pleased with the performance but it is disappointing that we didn't get the bonus point considering how early we scored the third try.
"We're delighted to keep them to nil and it's nice to achieve that against anybody. But it wasn't easy. There are a lot of battered and bruised bodies in the dressing room."
Blues coach Dai Young offered no excuses as his side are still searching for their away success in the league this season.
Young said: "Sometimes you have to hold your hands and say we were beaten by a far better side. It was a disappointing performance and the Ospreys controlled the field."
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event