Leicester Tigers head coach Aaron Mauger warned his players that they must improve massively to salvage something for their season.
A 34-3 mauling at the hands of Racing 92 in France put paid to hopes of progressing in the European Champions Cup, leaving Leicester to focus on domestic matters.
We’re the Leicester Tigers at home, but away it’s hard to call ourselves that.Aaron Mauger
And, with his side currently just outside the Aviva Premiership top four, Mauger has told his side that they must buck their ideas up in the coming weeks.
The former All Black said after a damaging defeat: “We just didn’t front up. Everything we talked about in the week in terms of preparation we just didn’t do.
“We’re the Leicester Tigers at home, but away it’s hard to call ourselves that. Munster away, Glasgow away and now today – it’s pretty embarrassing.
“We’ve certainly got to be better away from home. We’ll get together and although we’re pretty wounded, we’ll stick together and try and front up next week against Glasgow.”
Meanwhile, Dai Young was less than impressed that his Wasps side needed a last-gasp Dan Robson try to defeat Toulouse 17-14 and remain on track for the quarter-finals.
The former Wales front-rower said: “The players were a little bit surprised by my reaction after the match because I wasn’t jumping up and down.
“I’m pleased that we won and you always take that, but we need to look at our lack of composure and patience in their 22.”
Wasps Are available at 10/1 to lift the European Champions Cup this season, while they are 7/4 to triumph in the Aviva Premiership Grand Final.