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Kabras: We played our best rugby against Strathmore
By Dennis Gatuha | Mon 10 Dec, 2018 15:12

Kabras Sugar RFC trainer Henley Du Plessis has said the club's performance in the opening 40 minutes against Strathmore Leos was their best in a while.

The Millers overcame an early try concession to score 50 points in the first half; they went ahead to win the clash 62-13, a win that tightened their grip on position one on the standings. According to Du Plessis, his charges made minimal errors, and their ball handling and defence was satisfactory as well.

"We started slowly but we picked up. We minimized our mistakes, our handling was okay and our defence as well. The first 40 minutes was our best this season." said the South African. "I expected alot from Strathmore after a good game against Impala the weekend before." he added.

Asked what the one-time champions needs to do to lift their second Kenya Cup diadem, Du Plessis said: "Our forwards need to keep the momentum. We must also ensure we don't underestimate our opponents because wih the wins we have, you can start losing focus and became arrogant."

The Kabras mentor also revealed that he is almost finding his first XV, further adding he was impressed with the competition between his players.

"I am finding my first team. There is a set of players who need to play on most weekends because we are building the team around them.

"Everybody understands their role, even those starting on the bench. There is great competition between the players, and the guys will have to make good use of every opportunity they get: when you get an opportunity you need to make it harder for the other player to get back into the team, not easier."

While the coach did not give names of the players whom he is building the team around, he said he won't alter his half-back pairing much because, as the playmakers, they need more time together. The tight forwards and the centre combination are other areas that Kabras fans can expect minimal changes in.

Further, the coach hinted that Brian Tanga and Dan Sikuta may not be playing for the national sevens team during the current circuit, but was quick to add that the decision to offer their services to club and not country was made by the respective players.

Dennis Gatuha
Once aspired to be a rugby player. Now writes about rugby players.
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