Dobson 'reasonably happy' with Pumas thrashing

John Dobson (Gallo Images)
John Dobson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Western Province coach John Dobson was reasonably satisfied with his team’s win over the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.

The Cape side ran in eight tries in a 57-28 victory which took them to the top of the Currie Cup standings.

“We’re reasonably happy with that performance. The conditions suited us as it allowed us to play with width and at a high tempo,” Dobson said, as quoted by Netwerk24.

Dobson however said there was room for improvement as WP allowed the Pumas to score four tries and claim a bonus point.

“I think we maybe slacked a bit in terms of our tempo later on in the first half and we let them back in with two tries,” the coach added.

“We were very pleased with our breakdown, our speed of play, the way we got through phases. But we didn’t look after the ball as well as we could have.

“We were pretty happy with how we closed the game out, those two tries they got were off our mistakes and we were a bit irritated that we weren’t very direct. If we had stayed direct I don’t think we would have conceded those tries, we got a bit loose.”

WP lost 22-12 to the Pumas at Mbombela Stadium last year, so Dobson was happy they could turn the tables.

“It’s a tough place to play and they were unbeaten, so it’s a result we’re happy with,” he said.

WP have a bye this weekend, before facing the Golden Lions at Ellis Park in their next match on September 15.

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