Italrugby, Kieran Crowley doesn’t hide frustration
Kieran Crowley’s words.
CT Crowley, along with Federico Ruzza, who took over the captain’s stripes on the run from Michele Lamaro in the Twickenham match, analyzed the defeat against the XV of the Rose in the post-match press conference, “The English played the match we expected from them: direct, physical. They put us under pressure by winning kicks from ordered scrums and exploiting the advancing maul. We were not able to find an effective plan B, to find solutions in the first half.”
“The positive aspect is that, in a game that could have turned into a heavy defeat, the team was able to react in the second half. The frustration remains for these two defeats, today we conceded a lot of kicks from ordered scrums, we are I think the most penalized team in the Northern Hemisphere in this game situation and we will have to figure out how to improve this aspect. However, congratulations to England, we look ahead to another very tough match like the one next February 25 in Rome against Ireland,” explained Italy’s New Zealand coach.”