Nigel Carolan says Connacht Eagles let down the jersey

All province could manage was a Dave McSharry try and three penalties

Mon, Oct 14, 2013, 01:00

Coach Nigel Carolan reckons Connacht Eagles let down the jersey after shipping 11 tries in their British and Irish Cup opener. Llanelli ran riot at Parc y Scarlets, with Kyle Evans, Dylan Morgans, Dion Jones, Adam and Aaron Warren all crossing.

All Connacht could manage was a Dave McSharry try and three penalties. “What can I say after that? Missed tackles were a killer,” said Carolan.

“In the first half I thought this can’t continue – it was four missed tackles. All credit to Llanelli they took their chances well and had good pace on the outside.

“It comes down to the man inside the jersey; they have to put their body on the line.”

The Eagles face Rotherham Titans at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday.