Ben Youngs needs to go out for a pint with Darren Pratley.(warning: post may contain cliches!)
And Foden too.
well... as I was expecting a total dicking - I thought there were a lot of positives to take out of that (to use the dreaded phrase)
this is a young side that will only get better
am sure the welsh will be delighted to have won - but... they certainly didn't embarrass us
defensively we were pretty darned awesome... still limited in attack - but build a solid base, n'all - the platform for flair will come..
STILL think we are juts too impatient - trying to force an opening sometimes when patiently going through the phases and building pressure would be more effective... but - overall - considering what we expected - could have been a shitload worse!
and... has to be said - that was a fecking KNOCK-ON that instead of leading to pressure scrum to us with one of theirs in the sinbin - actually led to a penalty to wales...
(and - it WAS a try - though I suppose the footage was inconclusive!)
Yes - I was generally pleased with the way the team performed. Young team, generally rose to the occasion, and could have snatched a draw.
Getting beaten by a better team, I can understand.
Getting beaten by a team, because of some individual errors is galling.
Getting beaten by the Welsh, is about as unforgivable as it comes.
But plenty of hope there...