MARK Bennett has insisted that there is no crisis of confidence at Edinburgh despite the loss of four games in a row. The centre agreed that his team had played poorly in last weekend’s Pro14 match against Ospreys, but insisted that in each of the previous three matches – against Glasgow, Ulster and Bordeaux – Edinburgh had been in with a chance of winning.

“I don’t see it as an issue,” the 27-year-old said when asked if low confidence was a factor in that run of recent results. “We have lost against four very good sides and [in] all of them were there or thereabouts. If we had been a little bit smarter at times we could probably have won three of the four. Last weekend was a poor performance by us.

“We will go out [to play Munster in Limerick] this weekend and do all we can to show that we are still the same side and everything will be forgotten.

“I think it is really fine margins,” Bennett continued. “The Ulster game – if we control the game better, we win that. Bordeaux game: we had chances to win that game towards the end. Glasgow game: we were there or thereabouts again.

“The weekend was the first game that we haven’t ... We didn’t do anything that we wanted to do.

“Yeah, we’ve lost four games in a row, but when you look at it, it’s very, very fine margins, and that could easily have been a nine-game [winning] run.”