Back to drawing board for Pumas

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:58
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REACTION: The Pumas head coach Marthinus Mentz admits that his side was outplayed during their 14-41 loss to the Blue Bulls at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

The Pumas have still not recorded a win in this year's Currie Cup Premier Division and will next play Western Province at Newlands on Saturday.  

The Bulls outscored the Pumas by six tries to one as the Pretoria side dominated play up front.

However, Mentz admitted his side wasn't good enough to crack the Bulls' defence.

"We were definitely outplayed and outmuscled by the Bulls," said Mentz.

"We couldn't get one set piece of our own and we couldn't put their set piece under pressure, and that flowed through to the rest of our game.

"We tried hard at times and put some phases together, but on the night it was definitely not good enough,"   

The Pumas are currently eighth on the standings after six rounds.

There are currently no matches being played
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Ulster v Munster 18h05 Kingspan Stadium
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Scarlets 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Edinburgh v Zebre 18h35 BT Murrayfield
Northampton Saints v Gloucester 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
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Harlequins v Worcester Warriors 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 14h00 Allianz Park
Ospreys v Dragons 14h00 Liberty Stadium
Leinster v Connacht 16h15 RDS Arena
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Wasps v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 Ricoh Arena
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Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 8 8 0 0 39
Blue Bulls 8 6 0 2 30
Western Province 8 5 0 3 27
Golden Lions 8 5 0 3 26
Sharks 8 5 0 3 25
Griquas 8 4 0 4 21
Boland 8 2 0 6 11
Pumas 8 1 0 7 10
EP Kings 8 0 0 8 1