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RUGBY UNION: Burnell angry after try breach
10:00am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in Rugby
JUSTIN Burnell blasted his London Welsh side for conceding a try in their 107-5 victory at Chinnor.
But the Exiles’ head coach still felt there were far more postives than negatives from the Oxford-based club’s first pre-season match.
“We conceded a try,” said Burnell. “First and foremost, why did we concede a try?
“Without being disrespectful, should we really be conceding a try against Chinnor? No, we shouldn’t.
“Also when there was the simplest two v one, or three v two, that final pass and that execution was sometimes missing.
“Is that down to depth or bad skills? Something as simple as good decision-making in those situations will make a massive difference.
“But there were far more positives than negatives; what thrilled me the most was the spirit the game was played in.
“That came off the back of winning the collisions and the set-piece.
“You can only play that style of rugby if you’re on the front foot and fortunately today we won the collisions and we were on the front foot.
“It was a fantastic exercise and we’ve learnt a lot from it, and we’re very grateful to Chinnor.”
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