James Horwill reveals 'disappointment'

Horwill reveals 'disappointment'
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Australia captain James Horwill says that his side must improve following their 23-21 defeat to the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

Australia captain James Horwill has admitted that his side have only themselves to blame for their 23-21 defeat to the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

The hosts had two late opportunities to secure victory, but the Lions survived to claim a win in the first Test.

"It's very disappointing. We were right in it and a couple of errors and ill-discipline allowed them to get a leg up. In that first half, we didn't have a lot of ball and the ball we did have we made the most of so that will give us a lot of confidence," he told Sky Sports News.

"At the end of the day, we've got to be more clinical and make more of our opportunities. I thought our set piece was very good. We really grew at scrum time. We've done a lot of work on it over the last couple of weeks.

"They went hard at the breakdown. A couple of times we were a bit slow to get in there so that's something we've got to be aware of next week."

The second Test will take place next Saturday.

Australian James Horwill in action against the Barbarians on November 26, 2011
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