Nottingham Rugby coach Ian Costello condemned the performance of the team as they were embarrassed 60-14 at London Irish over the weekend.
Costello labelled the performance embarrassing and one of the worst of the season. He admitted that Irish has quality but added that he expected more from the team.
“They are an excellent side and they played really well but it strongly concerns me when it comes to us. It’s our worst performance by a mile. Our performance was embarrassing. You almost feel like apologising for it,” Costello said.
The Championship leaders continued their excellent form, winning 14 out of 14. Costello admitted that the log leaders dominated them in every part of the game, adding that it remained “the lowest point of our season [till] date.”
From the start of the game Irish showed their superiority, leading 27-0. Scrum-half Murray McConnell scored a try which Lawrence Rayner converted around halftime. Irish went 60-7 before another Scrum half scored.
Costello said that the team would look at their preparations; start to games, and how they allowed the opponent dominate them so much. The coach said that the only thing he could pick from the game was how two of his players fared in the game.
“I’m struggling to take any positives. I can’t even isolate our two tries. Maybe I can look at Tim Cardall’s performance for the way he fronted up on his debut. For the young kid to lead from the front was incredible. Probably Ben Morris did well too,” he said.
Nottingham would play at home next when they host Doncaster on February 17.