Geordan Murphy described it as “heartbreaking” after seeing Bath score a late try to beat Leicester Tigers 13-10 at The Recreation Ground on Saturday.
Tigers went in front with a converted Ben White try after an hour of a tight and scrappy game on a heavy pitch but were undone by a second score of the game from Bath’s Tom Homer with just 10 minutes remaining on the clock.
“It was a fairly ugly game, but I thought we’d done enough and deserved to be in front with a few minutes left,” said head coach Murphy.
“Two points up when Bath had had the majority of play, I thought we were in.
“With the way we’d defended at the end of the first half, I was confident we had enough to keep them out. But we made a few errors and it’s heartbreaking to lose by three in a game we could have won.
“We were unlucky to not get pay on the tryline a couple of times and five metres out in both halves. You have to keep getting up and get back in there and hopefully get something out of it.”
Tigers now go into a two-week break before resuming Gallagher Premiership action at home to Wasps on Saturday, February 15. Match tickets are available now.