McGahan remains positive after loss

Date published: May 24 2015

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Rebels head coach Tony McGahan remained upbeat after their 31-15 loss to the Stormers in Cape Town, saying they could take a lot from the showing.

The Melbourne outfit has enjoyed a largely positive campaign to date and currently sit tenth in the standings after a disappointing result, particularly for those who bet on sport and Melbourne, on Saturday.

McGahan feels the score at Newlands could have been a lot closer had his team not gifted the Stormers points, but he would not be too downhearted.

"We take a lot of positives out of that performance despite the result. However a lack of composure at our end provided them with some easy points," he told the Canberra Times.

"What's been evident all year is that we have a fantastic group of young men who have a great spirit and play for each other, and we showed that again tonight in the way the boys played right until the end.

"It's a very tough place to come and play, and with finals on the horizon, it was a really important game for them and they're a quality side."

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