Now Dan needs run of games says Lam

The Rugby Paper - - Premiership Rugby Cup -

BRIS­TOL head coach Pat Lam hailed the per­for­mance of man of the match, Dan Thomas.

He said: “He’s a phe­nom­e­nal ath­lete and was one of our best play­ers last year be­fore he did his knee. He is an un­be­liev­able com­peti­tor to come back from that so soon. He just needs a run of games to re­gain top form.”

Lam was miffed to con­cede a late try. He added: “I wasn’t dis­ap­pointed we didn’t score more points in the first half as the main aim was to ap­ply pres­sure. We kept plug­ging away anf the boys were fan­tas­tic in de­fence so I had a word with the ref­eree af­ter­wards as I didn’t think it was a penalty try.”

Glouces­ter gave a de­but to South African flanker, Jaco Kriel, who has spent 13 months out with a shoul­der in­jury.

He said: “It was amaz­ing to get back out there. In­stinct kicked in and I took some shots. But things didn’t go ac­cord­ing to plan and the se­nior play­ers should have done more to help the young­sters.”

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