‘We’ve got to reset the bar’ – Foley

Date published: April 24 2016

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Western Force head coach Michael Foley feels his team needs to "reset the bar" after they suffered a seventh loss this season on Saturday.

The 49-13 defeat to the Waratahs in Perth leaves the Force second last in the Super Rugby competition, with only the Kings below them on the table.

After the loss Foley was asked whether his players still support his leadership, to which he gave a solid response to the waiting media.

"I believe so," he told AAP, with their next game at home against the Bulls.

"You come out of a game like that and it's easy for people to interpret it that people don't care. But I assure you the players care a lot."

He added: "The expectations we put on ourselves may have been too great. We've got to shake that. We've got to reset the bar.

"You set goals to make finals, you set your goals to win championships. And when those opportunities start to leak away, you tend to get too disappointed.

"So for us, it's about showing that spirit we know the team has.

"Although we may not be in the play-off race, being able to go out there and show that type of character we have done before is critical."

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