Three Guinness PRO14 games on Saturday saw a trio of home wins as Munster got back to winning ways, Zebre stunned Ulster and Dragons saw off Southern Kings.
What They Said
Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman wants to see his side be more clinical:
“I think we missed a massive opportunity in the second half to show that we are ruthless and have a killer instinct,” said the former Ireland hooker.
“We didn’t have that, which is disappointing. It’s a work-on for us, at least we are going to win and learn.
“We are happy with the result but I just think we could have given the crowd a really big display; we did some nice parts but didn’t play for 80 minutes and that is frustrating.”
Rassie Erasmus is facing a tricky selection dilemma at fly-half:
“We’ve got options at 10, definitely. Ian Keatley played really well, controlled the game well. We know what Tyler (Bleyendaal) can do.
“We felt during the first half we were making the same mistakes that we made against Glasgow, what Cardiff really do well is if you start playing in your own half.
“When we got out of our half in the second half, we didn’t concede a point in that period.”
Ulster boss Les Kiss credited Zebre for an impressive win in Italy:
“I have to take my hat off to Zebre, they were coming off the line hard, really putting pressure on our skill sets and they profited from that.
“They were a team very spirited today and it’s disappointing we didn’t match that. We weren’t accurate enough at the right times and energy seemed to not be there.”
Top of the tweets
— Zebre Rugby (@ZebreRugby) September 30, 2017
I told you we’d take some scalps 😏😂 so proud of that shift from the boys, I think I’m in one piece, amazing support! #ForzAZebre 🦄👊🏻
— Dave Sisi (@DavidSisi) September 30, 2017
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) September 30, 2017
— Dragons Rugby (@dragonsrugby) September 30, 2017
Attendance tonight: 4062 amazing supporters! There is no more force powerful than a team who is determined to rise!! #ProudlySouthAfrican
— Southern Kings (@SouthernKingsSA) September 23, 2017
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