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RUGBY UNION - Rae disappointed with Coventry Rugby performance in London Scottish win

Coventry Editorial 8th May, 2024   0

ALEX Rae admitted he was disappointed with Coventry Rugby’s performance in their victory against London Scottish.

Rae’s side battled to a bonus point 27-14 win at Butts Park Arena – Cov’s eighth successive victory in the Championship.

However, Rae felt Coventry dropped below the standards they have set over the course of the season.

Rae said: “I’m really disappointed with the manner of our performance, that’s not the standard we set ourselves.

“We shouldn’t be rusty, it’s the second last game of the season, but for whatever reason we looked it.

“Maybe complacency can become a danger when you’re being successful and credit to London Scottish as well – they came and fought for everything and made the game tough.

“There was a lot of kicking and we just couldn’t get going, our flow wasn’t there like it usually is. There were errors from Scottish which gave us field position and we then didn’t capitalise.

“We were inaccurate at times and didn’t take our opportunities.”

Tries from Rhys Anstey, Will Wand, Will Chudley and Suva Ma’asi helped Cov stay second in the table with one game left to play.

Cov need leaders Ealing Trailfinders to lose both of their remaining matches to have any chance of winning the title.

And with Rae’s men to play Cornish Pirates on the final day, he admits the game will likely be a straight shootout for second place.

Rae added: “It looks like it’s a shootout for second place between us and the Pirates.

“That would be the club’s highest-ever league finish, but it’s weird because you don’t want to be talking about second place.

“Mennaye Field is a really tough place to go and we haven’t won there very often but we know what we’re capable of and we’re going there to give it a good go.”

Coventry finish the season away at the Pirates on Saturday, May 11 with kick-off at 2.30pm at The Mennaye.

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