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Ross pleased with scrum

Guinness PRO12 Editor

15 Feb 2011

Leinster prop Mike Ross was pleased with Ireland’s scrummaging effort against France on the weekend, but believes there is still work to do.

Ireland went down 25 v 22 to France at the Aviva Stadium but the home-side fronted-up well against a formidable French pack and Ross has said that he and his front-row colleagues will take the positives from the performance.

“I was pleased enough (with the scrum), it’s still a work in progress,” said Ross,

“It's only our second time scrummaging together as a pack. There' are positives, but also things we can work on ourselves."

“Thing will come with familiarity with each other. You can take positives but at the end of the day we lost. When you represent your country you simply do not want to lose.

“We felt that we beat ourselves a little bit with our discipline. We will look at the video and see what to improve and take it from there.

“You saw what the French did to the Scottish scrum last, they are a very good pack but we were happy enough with today but we know we can improve and step up.

“When you look at Scottish scrum I was surprised what happened to them, they have some good test level props and it is going to be tough against them.”