The captain of the Army women's rugby league team thinks work needs to be done after their Super League South defeat to London Broncos.
Corporal Emily White spoke about "inexperience" and "mistakes" after the 20-12 defeat in Aldershot.
The match was the Army's first in the newly-created Super League South competition.
The Army had some impressive moments, including a powerful double from Ancilla Carr.
However, poor defending allowed the Broncos to comfortably win the match.
"I think we could have had some more prep time," said Cpl White.
"We're missing quite a few players but the girls that are here really showed up and done well."
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She continued: "We do need some more practice on our basic plays because I think they've only scored off our mistakes, and that's from miscommunication and maybe a little bit of inexperience in some of the girls.
"But I am really chuffed with how everyone has performed."
While it was a disappointing defeat, Cpl White pointed out the Army were without key players such as Challenge Cup-winning Carrie Roberts, Welsh star Jess McCauley and the always-impressive Abby Eatock.
Cpl White thinks the performance against the Broncos will be key development for some inexperienced players.
She said: "I think in defence we've worked really hard, which then makes it difficult to have the go forward in attack.
"We've got some new players in our vital positions so it's quite difficult to make them be leaders from their very first game.
"We're looking to develop those players."