Connacht coach Michael Bradley says his team will have no trouble re-focussing on their Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final clash with Toulon on Friday night despite leaking nine tries to the Scarlets.
The Welsh region, who were beaten 38-12 in Toulon in the quarter-finals, ran up a club record Magners League score of 58-10 at Parc y Scarlets to lift themselves off the bottom of the table at Connacht's expense.
But Bradley is adamant the heavy scoreline won't have an adverse effect on preparations for arguably his side's biggest game in their 14 year European history. It will be the third time they have reached the semi-final stages, but the first in a one off game.
"We are obviously disappointed with the result and the scoreline, but we have to recognise we didn't have our strongest side over here, said Bradley.
"We have had tough games against Munster and Leinster in recent weeks and it was always going to take its toll. But we are over this period now and can now fully focus on Toulon.
"The tickets are nearly sold-out for the Sportsground on Friday night. It's fantastic that we have such a high-profile side coming to Galway and it will be a big day for us."
Toulon confirmed their status as one of the best sides in the Top 14 by finishing second to reigning champions Perpignan and claiming one of the home semi-final spots in the Play-Offs at the weekend with a 26-23 win at Brive.
They will be unrecognisable from the side that last went to the Sportsground in 1999 for a Pool match in the Challenge Cup. Their only survivor from a 27-13 defeat - current Connacht backs coach Eric Elwood kicked 17 points - is scrum half Pierre Mignoni.
Having been forced to play three games in eight days in the Magners League it was always likely that Bradley would protect his front line team against the Scarlets and his starting line-up included only one of the side that beat Bourgoin in the quarter-finals.
Even so, Bradley admitted his side will need to improve in defence if they are to keep Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon side at bay on Friday night as they bid to keep alive their dream of finally qualifying for the Heineken Cup by winning the Amlin title.
"We needed to be stronger in defence against the Scarlets. The first three tries were soft and came through the middle," admitted Bradley.
"We were very disappointed with that because defence was one of the key objectives for us at the start of the game. We were left to chase the game against a Scarlets side who are in good form and it was always going to be difficult."
Connacht look set to be without their Samoan flanker Ray Ofisa on Friday night after he was replaced in the 50th minute suffering a recurrence of vertigo. Bradley confirmed he expects to have to leave the abrasive back-rower out of his thoughts for this week.
"Ray is now a big doubt for Toulon. He had some vertigo and we thought we would risk him today, but he doesn't seem to be okay at all," said Bradley.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.