O'Connor wants clinical Leinster

Date published: September 22 2014

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Leinster boss Matt O'Connor wants a clinical effort from his side in their next match after Friday's 10-9 loss to Connacht.

Leinster boss Matt O'Connor wants a clinical effort from his side in their next match after they suffered a 10-9 loss to Connacht on Friday.

Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion's 54th minute try sealed the win for the hosts in their Irish derby at the Sportsground in Galway.

Leinster held a 9-3 lead at half-time thanks to three Ian Madigan penalties but couldn't add to their tally after the break.

And O'Connor feels his side must be more ruthless when they host Cardiff Blues in their next match at the RDS Arena on Friday.

“I thought we were very, very good in the first half, but we didn't take our chances,” he told Leinster's official website.

“Connacht were good in the second half and scored from the one opportunity they had.

“We weren't clinical enough.

“We had two or three genuine try-scoring opportunities that we didn't take – that's 20 points, you take those and it's a different ball game.

“One was brought back by the TMO and the other two we weren't good enough.

“We lost by a point to a very, very good Connacht side. A full house out there, they were very motivated and they've been playing good rugby.

“We need to go back and look at ourselves and make sure that we're better than that next week.”

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