The Blue Print: Round Four

The Blue Print: Round Four

The Blue Print
Match 4: Blues Vs Lions

Where: QBE Stadium
When: 7.35pm kick-off
Score: Blues 10 Lions 13
Halftime: Blues 10 Lions 3

Blues Scorers:
Tries: Jerome Kaino
Conversions: Ihaia West
Penalties: Ihaia West

BEST & FAIREST (Selected by Mediaworks)

5 Points: Jerome Kaino
He led from the front today, putting his heart into the game and scoring the team’s only try.

3 Points: Luke Braid
He was aggressive on attack and defence, playing a good game and making strong advances into the Lions’ territory.

1 Point: Charles Piutau
He looked dangerous with the ball at points, making several midfield busts.

Leading players: (running total of the competition)
Kaino (20 points)

WHAT THE COACH HAD TO SAY:
Every week we get to the game and we’re happy with what we’ve done and how we’ve worked during the week, but something needs to drop for us to get the confidence. We’re in a bit of a spot at the moment, but we just need to work hard to get ourselves out of it. One game at a time.

I’m frustrated for the players, they’re working really hard. In the last 3 weeks, we’ve had all the possession, created great opportunities, we just haven’t executed to get that across the line. I just want the boys to stay tight, to keep doing what we’re doing, keep working hard, just execute a little bit better.
Sir John Kirwan
WHAT THE PLAYERS HAD TO SAY:
We crossed the line a few times but we weren’t able to score. WE really need to look at ourselves as players and really think about how we execute out their on the field. Myself, first and foremost, I was poor out there as a leader. Leaders need to regroup the team, get them tight and get back to the drawing board on Monday.
Jerome Kaino

Next Match: Hurricanes v Blues, Palmerston North, 7.35pm Friday 13 March.