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He Said What?? …

He Said What?? …

They’ve had their say…Now you have your’s. Read the pick of the quotes after the weekend’s games…and tell us what you think of your team’s performance…

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Pontypridd coach Lynn Howells hailed his side’s thrashing of Irish outfit Connacht as his side’s best performance of the season.

The Sardis Road crew ran out 40-0 winners to hit the top of pool B.

Lynn said: “The win on Saturday was our best performance of the season. The players just kept going for the whole 80 minutes.

“The most pleasing thing about the game was not conceding a single point.”

Meanwhile Newport’s poor start to the season continues. The Black and Ambers were beaten by Leinster 42-14 in Dublin.

And Newport coach Leigh Jones reckons that Leinster are a quality side with strength in depth.

“They were just too good for us. They are without doubt the most impressive team we have come up against all season.”

Like Newport, Caerphilly are also searching for that elusive first victory. They were thumped 67-15 at Virginia Park.

The defeat was their third consecutive 60-point loss against an Irish province.

But Caerphilly skipper Christian Ferris refused to be downcast over either the Ulster result or his side’s prospects in the coming weeks.

He said: “We know we made a load of errors against Ulster but there’s no point crying over spilt milk.

“We have to pick ourselves up, and focus on putting in a solid performance against Harlequins on Saturday.”

Ebbw Vale did themselves proud losing 30-20 against a strong Edinburgh side.

And Vale coach Mike Ruddock believes that once his side are back to full strength they will be better equipped to grind out results.

“We need to get injured back, because Edinburgh were able to bring internationals off the bench and we could only bring under-21s on.”

Cardiff coach Dai Young saw his side beat Bridgend 37-12 and said there was still room for improvement.

“I have been looking for an improvement in every game and we have shown that, but we still have a lot of things to work on. We are playing the sort of rugby that will help us compete at this level.”

Young also backed Swansea to battle through their recent dip in form after their 62-6 defeat against Llanelli on Friday night.

“Things might not look too good for them at the moment but they went through something similar last season and showed some good character then. I’m confident they will turn things around this time too.”
Neath coach Lyn Jones paid tribute to a superb Munster side as they overcame his team 35-19. It was Neath’s second loss in three matches and ruined their chances of finishing top of Pool A.

“Fair play to Munster, they were better than us in many phases of the game,” Said Jones.

“They were big, strong and heavy. They were fit and aware. We created space but at this level, you have to take all your opportunities.”

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