Brad Mooar spoke to the media in the wake of Saturday’s 14-9 loss to Edinburgh at a rain-lashed Parc y Scarlets. Here’s what he had to say.
Brad, that result must be tough to take?
BM: “Look, I am really proud of the effort of the boys. They were saying the conditions were as bad as they have played in. The positives were I don’t think we could have played it much differently, tactically we got it right. We had our chances but didn’t take them, Edinburgh took their opportunities to score their two tries, they didn’t have to work very hard for them, but they took them. That was the difference in the game. It was a very good defensive effort by Edinburgh and you have to give credit where it’s due and march on to next week.”
How frustrating was it considering you had the majority of possession and territory?
BM: “As I said, you have got to say Edinburgh defended very well. There was one instance when our scrum obliterated theirs towards the end, Cass got pushed back from the tryline and we didn’t get penalty advantage from that scrum. We built the pressure, we kept going back to the well, we just couldn’t get a drink. Edinburgh are a very good side, there were a lot of internationals in their line-up today. We will keep on marching forward and make sure we get our preparations right for the Kings on Sunday.
Samson Lee was a late withdrawal, what was his injury?
BM: “Samson felt his calf late in the week and couldn’t quite make it. If he had pushed it, you pull your calf and you lose four to six weeks. Samson is likely to be back next Sunday given we took a cautious approach today.”