Moffat: We Will Improve

ImageRob Moffat felt compelled to apologise to Edinburgh's supporters following an error-ridden display during the 19-13 defeat by Newport Gwent Dragons at The Castle but is confident the mistakes can be ironed out. In a topsy turvy encounter, Edinburgh were the architects behind their own downfall with a series of handling errors that enabled the Dragons to dismantle the club's unbeaten home record.
Nevertheless assistant coach Moffat is adamant morale will not plummet as a result of one off-key performance and forecasts vast improvements will be in place by the time Edinburgh travel to Connacht in the Magners League.

Moffat said: "I want to apologise to the spectators because we didn't perform for them and we are honest enough to say that.

"I would say we tried very hard and we showed good spirit and that spirit almost won us the game because we were never going to give in. We know we didn't play very well and we know we can play a lot better. Now we will just work harder in training.

"Our performance didn't merit a win, but we will move on and we won't let it drag us down. It is a pity in some respects that we don't have a game next week, but we will train hard for Connacht away in two week's time."

One factor of Edinburgh's collective team performance that impressed Moffatt was the contributions of second row pair, Craig Hamilton, runner-up behind the Dragons" playmaker Ceri Sweeney for the media man-of-the-match award, and Ben Gissing.

He said: 'they both worked very hard, they won us a lot of line-out ball and they carried well. There are no complaints there at all."