'The only way is up after that,' John Muldoon says things will improve

Connacht suffered a hammering at the hands of Glasgow at the Sportsgrounds

'The only way is up after that,' John Muldoon says things will improve

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Reigning Pro12 Champions Connacht opened up this year's campaign with a sobering 41-5 loss to Glasgow at the Sportsgrounds this evening.

Connacht dethroned Warriors as Pro12 champions last year before going on to win it, and captain John Muldoon felt that the visitors were using it as extra motivation for today's clash. 

"Obviously we're very disappointed but you have to give credits due,2 he said talking to Sky Sports after the game. 

"Glasgow were very, very good today. We knew it was going to be a tough game. We knew they've been reeling all summer after coming here twice and getting beat. 

"The most positive thing we can take out of this is we saw glimpses of what we are about, but Glasgow bossed the breakdown. You have to give credit to the coaching staff and the players, they were very good. 

"Ultimately they were much much better than us today."

Muldoon refused to use Connacht's lack of a pre-season as an excuse, with the Westerners only playing one fixture in the weeks leading up to the opening weekend.

"We can use excuses but we were just a little bit short of a few things today. 

"We've got to to rebuild but the big thing is we can fix all those issues.

"We saw at times some of the stuff we did was very good but Ultimately Glasgow bossed the game. Physicality won the day, we can use all the excuses in the world.

"The only way is up after that."