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'Fellas had opportunities and didn’t take them': Foley left frustrated with Munster fringe

It was another disappointing display from Munster after Foley made 10 changes to his starting line-up.

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MUNSTER HEAD COACH Anthony Foley expressed a disappointed that several players did not make the most of first-team chances at Rodney Parade.

Foley made ten changes to the side which lost to Connacht but Munster fell to a second successive defeat as the Dragons pulled clear to a 22-6 win.

Foley’s under-strength side failed to score in the second-half and will now need to get their house in order for the back-to-back Champions Cup games against Leicester Tigers.

“Fellas had opportunities and they didn’t take them. We’ve got to make changes, we’re in competitions here and we’ve a lot of injuries.

It could have been 13-6, it could have been 20-6 if we had taken our opportunities.

“Confidence isn’t about touching down ball you know. Catch and pass, that’s being able to do your job and we didn’t do that today. It’s very frustrating, changes don’t matter. Performances matter and we didn’t perform,” said Foley.

The sides were level 6-6 at the break after Munster failed to finish a couple of good try-scoring opportunities, but they never led in the contest as Dragons secured only their second win in the last 10 meetings between them.

“I think when we created the opportunities we did in the first half and then to come out with the mistakes we made in the second half and not capitalise on any of their and then to gift them scores is frustrating and annoying.

“We needed to play the game with the ball in hand and every time we touched it we turned it over,” added Foley.

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