And the 24-year-old claims getting back to basics was the key to their success in the Welsh derby.
"It's been a hard two weeks to be honest, we've been so frustrated that we've let ourselves down," he said.
"We've let the fans down, let the coaches down. And it's been a hard two weeks and we've just had to get down [to] working hard."
There was a sour note for Tipuric's international colleague Toby Faletau who was stretchered off in a neck brace following a tackle on Ospreys wing Eli Walker.
But Dragons team manager Bob Beale said: "The X-rays and CT scan were fine.
"He's sore but it's only bruising. What people saw on television last night [when Faletau was put in a neck brace] was the precautionary procedures we put in place for any player."