Cape Town - Western Province coach John Dobson was not a happy camper following his side’s Currie Cup defeat to the Blue Bulls in Pretoria at the weekend.
The Bulls scored five second half tries to thump WP 47-29 and gain a first Currie Cup win over their old rivals since 2012.
Dobson described his team’s performance as an “embarrassment to Western Province Rugby” after they gave up a 26-15 second half lead to lose heavily.
“We came here to play rugby, but we didn’t. Once the Bulls had momentum it was hard to stop them. Not one of our players enhanced their reputations,” Dobson said at the post-match press conference.
There was also one incident in particular which incensed the WP mentor.
Wing Dillyn Leyds scored an intercept try to put his team 23-15 ahead in the 45th minute, but his overzealous celebration afterwards did not please the WP coach.
"We scored an intercept try - as the Bulls were about to score themselves - and we celebrated like we had won the game," said an upset Dobson.
“To me the signs were already on the wall there. That was poor behaviour by us. If you score a 12-phase try, fair enough. (However) they were about to score!”.Dillyn Leyds shows his dance moves after scoring an intercept try at Loftus Versfeld... (Gallo Images)