There were aspects of play that will need to be addressed and without making excuses both he and captain Keith Wood, commented on the extenuating circumstances that influenced the performance.
Wood was prepared to take responsibility for a lineout that he termed a 'shambles'. "I was throwing the ball beautifully, problem was it was going five yards too long. We didn't play well, we played tired. No we didn'y play nearly as well as we can. We know that. But it was a tough job and whatever anyone else believed we knew it was going to be. Hard trip, hard job, job done.