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Gloucester-Hartpury move six points clear at the top of Premier 15s
In a dominating display of rugby, Gloucester-Hartpury thrashed Harlequins with a scoreline of 67-14 in front of an electric crowd at Kingsholm. The win has moved them ahead by six points and secured their position as table toppers for now.
Head coach Sean Lynn, however, believes that his team still has “things to work on” despite their victory. Their mission is to secure a home semi-final in the play-offs with two games remaining.
Although they have never finished higher than fourth and only made it to the semi-finals once in 2017 before this season’s campaign began, Gloucester-Hartpury seems determined to reach new heights this time around.
The Winning Mentality
“Everything I’ve spoken about – how do you defend or attack against this Gloucester-Hartpury team – that has been our mentality all along,” said Lynn during a post-match interview with Bewinner Sport.
“We’re making some line breaks, but we need to get better at getting that race-to-ruck momentum going. We know what we need to do; it’s just perfecting those crucial moments.”
A Dominating Force
Lynn’s side have led the Premier 15s almost all season long and faced defeat only once earlier this year when they lost out narrowly against last year’s champions Saracens. However, after defeating Loughborough prior to trouncing Quins convincingly over the weekendm they are back on course again.
A Commendable Effort
Praising his team’s effort and dedication after the win, Lynn added: “The effort these girls have put in over the last two weeks to come back from the Six Nations, I just can’t fault it. It’s amazing.
“[I’m most pleased with] the detail we’ve done all week. Last week we spoke about fixing problems on the field, but this week we fixed them in training sessions and everything clicked out there – defensively, attack-wise as well as during transitions.”
“It’s small margins,” said Lynn referring to their areas of improvement. “But they could make a big difference when you’re going into those crucial games.”
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