Connacht coach Pat Lam was disappointed that his side came up empty handed against Ulster at the Sportsground.
Connacht took the lead after 11 minutes with a converted try from out half Dan Parks but failed to score for the rest of the game.
“That’s the second week in a row we have got nothing for all our hard work, we made two defensive errors and they get two tries so we’re disappointed,” said Lam.
“You do some good work then you lose the ball, it was tight at the break down and we’’ll have to have a look at that.”
“We have to put a bit of focus on at the breakdown.
“Ulster have big men and we knew that and the way they did it was different from the other two games and there are some lessons we have to take out of it.”
“Against a bigger pack I thought our set piece was pretty good.
“We had enough ball and that allowed us to play good rugby especially in the first half.”
“Even in the second half we put them under pressure but you have to keep applying to get the points and there were a lot of errors particularly around the break down.”
“We just have to get accurate and learn how to kick on particularly in the second half, the game is all about pressure and taking ownership to keep it on.”
Lam felt Connacht lost the game at the breakdown.
“It’s a contest and every game you come away and look at it and the referee makes a decision either way and we just have to look at what we did at each breakdown.”
“Each breakdown is different so we have to go through it and see where we lost the ball, and when you look it it’s either the ball carrier or the support player and we have to look at it and see how we can make it better.”
“We look at the whole process that the referee talks about, the tackle and rolling away, what the first support defender does at the breakdown he has to release and then on the attack side the carrier has to release the ball and the clean out, then you tick off the ones that are our fault, the ones that are a hard call and the ones we can learn from.”
Connacht face the Ospreys next and with a mounting injury list Lam knows it will be a tough task.
“Look at the results on Friday night anyone can win on their day and this is a tough competition, we learn for this get back to work and keep building, there were some big injuries losing Jason Harris early was massive and it could be long term and the same with Willie Faloon.”
“Jason’s has a significant tear in his bicep and Willie has an ankle injury.”
Lam was pleased with the debut of Kiwi lock Craig Clarke.
“I thought he was superb and did really well, we’re managing his game time, with the season he has had and the conditions we won’t going to risk it but he had a good 40 minutes.”