Jo­han: We need ac­tion not words

The Rugby Paper - - European Champions Cup -

GLOUCES­TER head coach Jo­han Ackermann was crit­i­cal of his side’s in­abil­ity to match words with ac­tions af­ter a col­lapse against Mun­ster which saw them exit the Euro­pean Cup.

Ackermann said: “The big­gest con­cern is we speak a lot off the field, and we know where things go wrong, but it is time to fix it on the field. We all can catch a ball, we must just do it. We can all tackle, we must just do it bet­ter.”

He said that Glouces­ter had come up short in de­fence, as well as in the ae­rial and li­ne­out con­tests. “The stats say we are the same level of de­fence and car­ries, but it’s how strong they were phys­i­cally in the de­fen­sive sets, where we gave them easy mo­men­tum.”

Fly half Joey Car­bery said of his 26-point con­tri­bu­tion: “I’m ob­vi­ously de­lighted, but what makes me more happy is the score­board.

“It’s a huge credit the coaches and’s still not there though, we’ve got one more big week (against Ex­eter).”

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