An action-packed set of Guinness PRO14 fixtures on Saturday saw 24 tries in just four Round 10 contests.
There were home comforts for Munster, Zebre and the Toyota Cheetahs as a James Lowe debut double inspired Leinster to victory.
What they said:
Ospreys captain Bradley Davies called for team unity after defeat at Munster:
“I’m proud of the boys for sticking at it, we’re all in it together. We’re not really firing at the moment but we are working hard.
“We know on our day when we get things right we are a very good team it’s just we haven’t shown that the last few weeks.
“It’s frustrating, we’re a bit low at the moment but we’ve got to stick together and hopefully come through this patch.”
They may have lost in Bloemfontein by head coach Wayne Pivac was full of praise for the Scarlets:
“I’m very happy. When you look at the circumstances that surrounded us on this trip I think the boys were a credit to the club.
“From our point of view, to come here and score six points on the trip, we’re very happy with that.
“This Cheetahs team is a very good side at home and they’ve proven that with their record so far this season. We knew what we were up against. We had three games in this block without the internationals, we targeted ten points and we got them.”
Leo Cullen was pretty pleased with his side’s win over Benetton:
“There were a lot of good things, I thought we took some good chances when they came.
“It was a little bit of a stop-start game as the pitch was quite heavy. It was a little bit of a slog and there were plenty of errors from both teams at various stages during the game.
“But we’re very happy to get the win as we’ve seen Treviso, they came very close away to Ulster last week. They’ve been in reasonably good form and it’s a tricky place to come so we’re delighted to get the win.”
New boss Johann van Graan liked what he saw from his Munster charges:
“Firstly, happy with a win. You never take a win for granted. Very happy with the bonus point, in the long run that’s pretty important.
“Some great tries. I thought we can still improve our set-piece and we left some chances out on the field but in general, pretty happy.
“At this stage injuries are probably the most negative thing. We’ve got so many guys injured we’ll just have to adapt and stand up and fight.
“I thought some of those young backs performed very well tonight. I was very happy with Sam Arnold.”
Top of the tweets:
— Simon Zebo (@SimonZebo) December 2, 2017
Two tries and the Guinness Man of the Match…not a bad start! pic.twitter.com/sopIC45ZDO
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) December 2, 2017
— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) December 2, 2017
The @CheetahsRugby coach Rory Duncan is happy with the @CheetahsRugby six wins in the Pro14, while the captain @Torsten_2 reflects on beating two of the top three sides in Conference B #Rugby #GuinnessPro14 #CHEvSCA pic.twitter.com/uXYlNVdeQF
— Morgan Piek (@MorganPiek) December 2, 2017
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) December 2, 2017
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