Cape Town - Pumas coach MJ Mentz has acknowledged that his charges were outclassed in their last home game of the season on Friday night as they conceded eight tries on their way to a 10-52 loss against the Free State Cheetahs.
The Pumas showed some promise when they saw the ball, but handling errors and turnovers from set pieces and breakdowns meant that several forays into the Cheetahs 22 went unrewarded.
"We were definitely totally outplayed by a very good Cheetahs team. We couldn’t keep up with their physicality and tempo. I think they kept the ball alive very well in contact and we couldn’t physically match up and at the end of the day if we can’t win our set piece its always going to be a long night," said Mentz.
Mentz thanked the home fans for their support this season and apologised for not playing to expectations.
"All our loyal supporters throughout the years have been very good to us and unfortunately we let them down this season. We are very disappointed but we will go back and work very hard. We know we need to pull together and come out and perform much better next year."