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05 Apr 2008 09:18
Lions coach Eugene Eloff has had enough of his side’s near-wins in the Super 14, in which they have only one win and a draw from seven outings.
“I’m fed up with saying that this was another match we should have won,” Eloff said after Friday’s defeat to the Highlanders, who were bottom of the log before their 29-20 win over the Lions.
Instead of a rest day on Saturday, Eloff decided to get them back on the training field—and he made a rare threat against the non-performers in the side.
“Some players give their all in every match while others just go through the motions,” he remarked, and vowed that this will change.
Eloff was very critical of his side’s defence and their discipline, and added that these aspects simply have to change.
Meanwhile, Bulls coach Frans Ludeke blamed poor tactical kicking and the fact that turnovers were too easily conceded in their 15-14 defeat against the Western Force in Perth on Friday.
Ludeke conceded that the defending champions were now out of the running for a place in the semifinals.
The Bulls return home from their first Australasian tour without a win since 2002.—Sapa
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