Hea­gerty hails his Blues’ in de­feat

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

RUGBY UNION ALEX HANNAH

GILES Hea­gerty was left ap­plaud­ing his play­ers’ ef­fort de­spite de­feat away at Rich­mond.

The Blues went down 66-41 but in spite of the score­line Hea­gerty was in awe of some of the at­tack­ing rugby his side pro­duced.

Only one team this sea­son had vis­ited Rich­mond and scored more points than The Blues’ 41 and Hea­gerty said that was an in­di­ca­tion of how far his side had come this sea­son - and how bru­tal they could be when they had the ball in hand.

How­ever, the head coach felt they gifted Rich­mond a lot of scores and that ul­ti­mately was where the game was lost.

“We’ve scored 41 bril­liant points but we’ve let them score 66 and we’ve con­trib­uted to 40 of them, and that’s prob­a­bly the story of our sea­son and it’s in­fu­ri­at­ing as a coach and player.

“Our attack is ruth­less. We’ve got that much pace that we can take full ad­van­tage of most op­por­tu­ni­ties. They scored four tries from driv­ing mauls and two tries from missed tack­les, th­ese are in­di­vid­ual er­rors that shouldn’t hap­pen. We talked be­fore the game and our two watch words were con­cen­tra­tion and tempo. We did dic­tate tempo for large parts

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