10 Dec, 12:55
Munster A face Plymouth Albion at Waterford's Regional Sports Centre this Friday in the British and Irish Cup (ko 7:30pm).
"When you're playing away from home you need to make sure you're controlling field position and the scoreboard. We gave away three penalties that were very easily attained by the Edinburgh attack and then a soft try. 16-0 after twenty two minutes and then ten nil early in the second half. So both starts were poor. We held on and held some sort shape the back end of the first half, back end of the second half but the game was well gone.
Looking forward to Saturday McGahan is under no illusions. "They're a very good side. A well coached side. They're leading the table. Played the best rugby of any side in the RaboDirect PRO12 this season They have an exceptionally good group of young players that they've put a lot of faith in. Not just for this block of games but for the rest of the year. They're always well prepared. We're expecting a very challenging game."
McGahan names his starting XV later today and it's expected that Doug Howlett will be named in his familiar position while it's also likely BJ Botha and Marcus Horan will feaure in the match day squad.