Canterbury RFC coach Andy Pratt wants city club to improve consistency in National 2 South as they face Dings Crusaders
by Alex Hoad
Canterbury coach Andy Pratt has
targeted improved consistency from his side as they bid to return
to winning ways against Dings Crusaders at Merton Lane on
The city club are looking to extend
their four point lead over the Bristol side in National 2 South and
cement eighth-place, but come into the game on the back of a
disappointing 31-18 defeat at Chinnor.
Pratt (pictured) said: "We should
have had the weekend off, it was a reaarranged game, and we had to
make a lot of changes, we had a few injuries but a load of
unavailability - people have jobs and other commitments.
"You just can’t get away with
making so many changes."
For once Canterbury misfired in the
final third but Pratt said: "It was unusual for us that we couldn’t
finish off the moves with tries, we are fourth highest try-scorers
in the league, and it came back to bite us.
"We really should have won the
game, we turned around at half-time two points down when we should
have been at least 10 points ahead."
Pratt admitted to having a
‘selection headache’ ahead of the Dings game, adding: "Last week we
only had five players in the same position as they were in the
previous match. This week it’s from the ridiculous to the sublime.
We have got a lot of availability. It’s a headache, but a good
"Teams like Dings, Launceston,
Chinnor and Clifton are our peer group in the middle of the table
and these are the games we really want to win. We’ll be going
all-out to get a result.
"We have been a bit inconsistent
since Christmas, but hopefully we can put it together again on
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