No excuses after first Currie Cup loss from WP

Western Province Currie Cup coach John Dobson has admitted that his team were
well beaten when the Blue Bulls handed them their first defeat of 2015.

Province were leading 16-15 at half time but the Blue Bulls surged in the second
half and went on to consolidate their position at the top of the Currie Cup

And new coach Dobson, who had guided his team to wins over Griquas and the
Cheetahs in their first two fixtures, offered no excuses in the aftermath.

“We were well beaten,” Dobson said.

“We came here to play rugby, but we didn’t. Once the Bulls had
momentum it was hard to stop them and, quite frankly, it was an embarrassment
to Western Province Rugby the way we played.

“Not one of our players enhanced their reputations,” he added.

A yellow card to Western Province winger Dillyn Leyds was the turning point
in the match.

Leyds was yellow carded in the 60th minute for taking out aBulls player in
the air, having scored a valuable intercept try 15 minutes earlier.

“The Bulls attacked brilliantly down the left-hand side and exploited
the one-man advantage. Perhaps, as the coach, I should’e made a plan
but I didn’t.

“It was definitely the game changer and, like I said, it was very tough
to stop them when they got the momentum.”

The Western Province coach will release an injury report on Monday. Province
will head to Bloemfontein for their next encounter – against the Cheetahs
on Friday.

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