Jones hoping for better performance against Pumas

13 Jun 2017 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 13 JUN (NAMPA) - Windhoek Draught Welwitschias coach Lyn Jones is hoping for a better performance from his team when they face the Pumas on Saturday at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek.
The Namibian outfit was on Saturday handed a 0-84 whitewash by the Golden Lions in their SuperSport Rugby Challenge encounter at the same venue.
During a media conference here on Tuesday to brief the media about the team’s performance, Jones said the Lions have one of the strongest defences from all the teams they have played against in the league.
The coach added that he had thus far used 40 players in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge, and he is happy that some of those players are now with the senior rugby team, which is in Uruguay competing in the Nations Cup.
“Losing with a huge margin to the Lions over the weekend was a difficult experience for the team and everyone involved, but it is needed as it’s a learning process for all the young players who are giving it their all,” he said.
Jones said their focus now turns to their last game of the competition on Saturday.
He said the players need to work very hard if they are to improve on their last performance.
“I can teach them all the techniques of the game, but hard work is something that should come from them as players since it cannot be taught,” Jones said.
He added that they will set realistic goals that can be achieved when they step onto the field on Saturday.
“We are not promising a win, but scoring two or three tries in our game will be a good thing on the day. We would like to give our fans something to cheer about,” he said.
Jones is confident that despite losing most of their games in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge, the team will do better when they compete in the Currie Cup B section in September this year.