Mike Lewis: Launceston players 'not fazed' by poor result

Launceston RFC
Launceston face one of their longest away trips on Saturday when they go to Canterbury

Launceston head coach Mike Lewis says his players are not fazed by their poor start to the season.

The club are bottom of National Two South after being thrashed 47-3 at home by Old Albanians in their opening game.

"Everyone's pushing in the same direction, no-one's fazed by it," Lewis told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"We've got some great players in the team, we've just got to give them the tools to make sure they show it on the field."

Lewis took over the club in the summer after Neil Bayliss resigned having had his budget cut.

He has been forced to rebuild the squad after a large chunk of the team left, with many of their key players heading to National One neighbours Plymouth Albion.

"We can only play the hand we've been dealt and at the minute we've got a very young side," added Lewis.

"We have some very experienced heads in there that are trying to help out these young lads, but we've got to try to maintain their confidence.

"I know they're good players, they know they're good players, we've just got to eek it out of them.

"No-one's putting their heads down and saying 'I'm not good enough for this', they're saying 'I want to put this effort in' and everyone's stepping up in training.

"That's the reason we're staying optimistic and positive because if people keep working, and we've got the quality of player there, we'll get there eventually - I don't know when, but we will get there."

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