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Posted Monday, September 17th 2018

‘Our discipline wasn’t good enough’ - Lam

Pat Lam rued his side’s indiscipline during Friday’s defeat to Gloucester at Kingsholm, as Bristol Bears squandered a 13-3 half-time lead to go down 35-13 in the second West Country derby of the season.

Luke Morahan’s 16th-minute try was cancelled out by Charlie Sharples’ quick-fire double and further scores from Gerbrandt Grobler, Ed Slater and Matt Banahan – and head coach, Lam said a high penalty count dented the visitors’ hopes.

“We had a penalty count of 20-8 against, our discipline was not good enough and it did not allow us to get a foot hold in the game,” said Lam.

“We came here to attack and put them under pressure, because they are a big team, but when you give away penalties you give them an easy way back into the game. 

"We had a penalty count of 20-8 against, our discipline was not good enough and it did not allow us to get a foot hold in the game."

Pat Lam, head coach

“One time we gave a penalty on their own 22 and then we gave away two penalties inside our half, so it’s an area we need to be honest with ourselves and get sorted.

“Some of our core skills were not good enough. I want the players to play without fear but some of their skills, when to catch, when to pass, were not good enough.”

Bristol Bears return to Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to take on Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership. Purchase tickets by clicking here.


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