Kabras tactician on why Quins encounter was vital to his players

Kabras Head Coach Henly Du Plessis says his charges needed a tough match like the one they had against Kenya Harlequins to prepare them for the February schedule.

The Sugarmen beat Kenya Harlequins 21-3 in a clash staged at RFUEA Grounds on Saturday and maintained their lead on top of the Kenya Cup log. This was the first that Kabras have missed a bonus point win as they scored only three tries in the clash

When asked if this was the toughest clash they have had this season, the South African gaffer revealed all their matches have been tough but the RFUEA Grounds encounter was tougher.

He feels the clash was good preparation for his charges who are set to tackle Homeboyz and KCB later in February. The tactician is happy that the match served as an eye opener to his players.

“Every game is tough though this was one of the toughest ones. This is the kind of matches we are looking forward to since this month we have Homeboyz and KCB. We needed the game to show the players that we are not yet there and we still need to focus. When you are top of the log it puts pressure on you as each side comes well prepared for you, ” he said after their victory.

Du Plessis admitted it was not one of their best performances but he is impressed that they were able to capitalize on Kenya Harlequins mistakes while his defence proved that it was a hard nut to crack.

“I am so pleased with the win but it was not one of our best performances. Quins played really well and we had to capitalize on their mistakes. Defensive-wise we proved that with our new system we can keep the score low, ” he added.

Kabras are unbeaten in the last nine games and they face Homeboyz on 16 February and they will play KCB seven days later. Kabras lost to Homeboyz once last season and went down to KCB twice in the season

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