Montero wants to shift to higher gear

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:44

INTERVIEW: Argentina wing Manuel Montero is hoping to have another opportunity to start for the Pumas when they face the Springboks in Salta on Saturday.

Montero was part of the Pumas team that narrowly lost (23-30) to the Boks in the opening round of the Rugby Championship in Nelspruit last weekend.

So far, the 24-year-old has played four games for the Pumas this year, scoring two tries in the June international window. However, he was unable to cross the whitewash at the Mbombela Stadium. 

"The indiscipline cost us the game," Montero told uar.com.ar.

"We did some very good things, but in the pressure situations, errors cost us the game. 

"We are all aware of what we have to do on the field, but I think we have to be more focused on those key moments and secure the ball."

Despite the loss, Montero was happy with his own performance in Nelspruit, but he also feels that he can add something extra as well. 

"I felt good and I felt useful to the team. I think I played a good match, even though I think I could have given more. 

"Hopefully, I will get another opportunity this weekend," he added.

Source: uar.com.ar

 

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sun, 23 April 2017
Clermont Auvergne v Leinster 14h00 Paris
Fri, 28 April 2017
Ospreys v Ulster 22h00 Liberty Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 22h00 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Connacht v Scarlets 22h00 Sportsground
Edinburgh v Dragons 22h00 Myreside
Leinster v Glasgow Warriors 22h00 RDS Arena
Treviso v Munster 22h00 Stadio Monigo
Highlanders v Stormers 07h35 Dunedin
Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors 19h00 Kingston Park
Sat, 29 April 2017
Chiefs v Sunwolves 07h35 Hamilton
Reds v Waratahs 09h45 Suncorp Stadium
Force v Lions 11h55 Perth
Bath v Gloucester 14h00 Recreation Ground
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 14h00 Welford Road
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Saracens v Bristol 14h00 Allianz Park
Harlequins v Wasps 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Cheetahs v Crusaders 15h15 Bloemfontein
Kings v Rebels 17h30 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Jaguares v Sharks 19h40 Buenos Aires
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 22 April 2017
Sharks v Rebels 9 | 9
Bulls v Cheetahs 20 | 14
Munster v Saracens 10 | 26
Force v Chiefs 7 | 16
Crusaders v Stormers 57 | 24
Highlanders v Sunwolves 40 | 15
Fri, 21 April 2017
Lions v Jaguares 24 | 21
Waratahs v Kings 24 | 26
Hurricanes v Brumbies 56 | 21
Mon, 17 April 2017
UP-Tuks v Maties 28 | 21
Sun, 16 April 2017
Northampton Saints v Saracens 25 | 27
Bristol v Wasps 21 | 36
Sat, 15 April 2017
Connacht v Leinster 24 | 37
Treviso v Edinburgh 21 | 6
Bulls v Jaguares 26 | 13
RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 6 6 0 0 30
Australia 6 3 0 3 14
South Africa 6 2 0 4 10
Argentina 6 1 0 5 5