Here are a few thoughts that came from the post match interview with John Plumtree.
On the match overall: “I thought it was a very entertaining match to watch, the supporters really got their money’s worth. It was great football. Things got a little loose in our own 22m, especially after we got the bonus point. I’m pleased at the way we played the game, some 50/50 passes didn’t quite go our way. We conceded four tries, but all of them were runaway or turnover tries and there is no way to defend that. Basson was outstanding and they play towards him,”
Asked whether Pretorius was just backup: “I really wanted to play Pretorius, but the game got a bit close towards the end and I didn’t want to take Pat (Lambie) out of the game.”
Pat Lambie has now had a few games at flyhalf and his thoughts were: “Pat isgetting better with each game. He is a great footballer, passes well and is getting better at his kicking game. He will have to learn to rather kick when there is nothing on outside him.”
Asked about Bismarck’s injury: “Bismarck rolled his ankle and it will only be clear later what the extent of it is. It might end up being a sprain.”
Good news was that Plumtree confirmed that Gerhard Mostert was playing club rugby, and that Adi Jacobs was about 3-4 weeks away from getting back in the mix.Tweet