Blair: "We're going to learn a lot from that."

Blair: "We're going to learn a lot from that."

Get reaction from Head Coach Mike Blair as he spoke with media following Edinburgh's last-gasp defeat at the hands of London Irish in the EPCR Challenge Cup.

On learning from defeat

Sometimes you learn more in defeat than you do in victory. We’ve got some inexperienced players in there and we’re going to learn a lot from that.

It’s frustrating that we’ve lost the game. We’ve won some close games as well - and we’ll lose some more close games. Frustrating that we’ve not come away with the victory when we’ve put ourselves in the position to do that.


On reacting to Irish's red card

Fair play to London Irish. They kept going at us after their red card. They had a lot of the game. They deserved their win.

Sometimes when you have a red card it can galvanise a team as well, and potentially you can relax a little bit thinking that 15 v 14 and you’re six points up.


On the Brive match

London Irish are ahead of us in Pool C, but I haven’t given that too much thought. We’ve got a six-day turnaround for Brive, so we’ll have a few changes in the team.

It will be good to see the reaction to this defeat - see how much we pick ourselves up.


On Ramiro Moyano

It was his Achilles - I think he got a stud in the back of it. It was a little bit tight before the game. You often get the moonboot on really quickly then assess them within 24, 36 hours so we’ll see.

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