Swys slams Lions after Bulls 'rugby lesson'
Cape Town - Lions coach Swys
de Bruin says that the Bulls gave his side a 'rugby lesson' in
Saturday's Super Rugby derby.
Having contested the last three Super Rugby finals,
the Lions have now slipped to two losses from three in 2019 and were
comfortably second best against the Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday as they
slipped to a 30-12 loss.
In his post-match press conference, De Bruin was
clearly disappointed with the performance and he as far as calling it one of
the lowest points of is Lions career.
"No excuses. We were outplayed by a much
better team on the day and we'll have to go work very hard to rectify our
mistakes. Congratulations to them ... they taught us a rugby lesson," De
"We never saw the ball for the first 24
minutes and we need ball to play. They suffocated us well. We battled in the
air ... I don't think we caught one.
"There is nobody to blame. It starts with me
... we'll take it from there.
"There were a few times when I thought we
could come back, but we just couldn't finish, and I think our discipline was
nowhere. If you give silly penalties, you can't win games.
"All of us must be man enough to accept it and
start to fix these things. We can't be happy whatsoever.
"This is one of the lows. When the Hurricanes
gave us a 50-3 I almost had the same taste in my mouth. It's my 93rd game
involved here, and it is one of the most disappointing results."
The Lions are next in action when they host the
Jaguares on Saturday, with kick-off at 15:05.