Planet Rugby

Flood not happy despite victory

19th October 2013 06:34

Share:

Toby Flood leicester

Toby Flood: Wants improvement

Leicester skipper Toby Flood admitted his side did not deserve a bonus point after their 34-3 win over Treviso on Friday.

The Tigers delivered an error-strewn showing at Welford road and only secured a vital bonus point thanks to an 80th minute try by wing Adam Thompstone.

"We made too many errors, again," said Flood after the match.

"If we qualify from our pool, we will look back and think we got five points which were important.

"But it's such an odd environment to take five points and play as poorly as that. We did not deserve it.

"There's no rhythm at the moment, no continuity. We are making too many errors and every time we get any momentum we turn the ball over.

"It has been frustrating to say the least. We did not expect to come in at half-time any more than that (13-0) because of the way we played.

"Credit to the guys for scoring three tries in the second half. They came here to shut up shop and make life difficult for us and we made life harder for ourselves."

The England fly-half admitted Leicester would have to show dramatic improvement by the time they face Montpellier in back to back matches in December.

"We need to raise our game massively in terms of the last five or six games," he added.

"We have just done enough and just been getting by, which is not acceptable for us.

"I am a huge part of it, I am captain of the side and I have to manage that.

"We will deal with it. There's a lot of disappointed guys in that changing room.

"The rain wasn't ideal but you can't blame the conditions. There were set piece errors, handling errors, continuity mistakes, all sorts of things.

"It's really disappointing. All of us can be better."

  • Champions Cup Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Saturday , December 6
Sale vs Saracens13:00
Munster vs Clermont Auvergne15:15
Harlequins vs LeinsterTBC
Leicester vs ToulonTBC
Ulster vs ScarletsTBC
Montpellier vs BathTBC
Toulouse vs GlasgowTBC
Benetton Treviso vs Northampton13:00
Ospreys vs Racing Metro 9215:15
Sunday , December 7
Castres vs Wasps13:00
More European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures
  • Champions Cup Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 26
Clermont Auvergne 35 - 3 Sale SharksClermont Auvergne vs Sale Sharks Report
Castres 16 - 21 LeinsterCastres vs Leinster Report
Wasps 16 - 23 HarlequinsWasps vs Harlequins Report
Benetton Treviso 10 - 26 Racing Metro 92
Saturday , October 25
Bath 19 - 21 ToulouseBath vs Toulouse Report
Montpellier 13 - 15 GlasgowMontpellier vs Glasgow Report
Ulster 13 - 23 ToulonUlster vs Toulon Report
Northampton 34 - 6 OspreysNorthampton vs Ospreys Report
Scarlets 15 - 3 LeicesterScarlets vs Leicester Report
Friday , October 24
Munster 14 - 3 SaracensMunster vs Saracens Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
  • Champions Cup Table
Pool 1
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Munster28
2Clermont Auvergne26
3Saracens25
4Sale Sharks21
Pool 2
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Harlequins28
2Leinster28
3Wasps22
4Castres21
Pool 3
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon28
2Scarlets24
3Leicester Tigers24
4Ulster21
Pool 4
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Glasgow Warriors29
2Toulouse28
3Montpellier22
4Bath21
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Racing Metro Paris28
2Northampton25
3Ospreys25
4Treviso20