"Doncaster showed the right attitude to the game, we only showed it for 40 minutes and if we'd have shown it for 80 minutes we would have won, but there is a fundamental to any game of rugby at any level if you want to win, and that's showing enthusiasm and we didn't show that in the first half.
"Our attitude was good all week and I know how hurt our players will be with that level of performance. We are a little bit tired in all honesty, mentally we are quite tired from getting up for the Newcastle game and physically with a few injuries that we have got that we keep having to play the same team and add the extra game against Plymouth into the mix, we are a little but fatigued and that's maybe shown a little bit but that is no excuse. It was totally unacceptable that level of performance in the first half and the level of performance was dictated entirely by our attitude and our desperation which was not good enough.
"We will be hurting from this and we are but we will come back stronger but it is under our control. When we impose ourselves on teams, and we saw that even against Newcastle, we are a good team, and we did that in the second half, what we didn't then add to having the right attitude in the second half was execution. We got in key areas and missed line outs or forced the ball out of the contact when we didn't need to.
"We need a weekend off and to recharge our batteries and reassess what's important for us to make sure we get the right level of performance as a foundation and we need two weeks to really focus in on our next two games because they are huge for us now. We are a team that is more than capable of getting in the top four when we perform to our maximum and we have proved that so we have got to make sure that we achieve that objective and that will start be regrouping on Monday, staying tight and focussing on improvement and making sure that we take this frustration and disappointment into a winning performance against Cornish Pirates."