Western Province coach Allister Coetzee praised the form of Nizaam Carr and Siya Kolisi after their win over the Golden Lions.
Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee praised the form of Nizaam Carr and Siya Kolisi after their 27-14 home victory over the Golden Lions.
A strong opening proved crucial to the result at Newlands as the pace-setting Province made it three wins from three in the Currie Cup season.
But coach Coetzee reserved special praise for his young back-row duo, who once again stood out.
“Siya's game is improving with each game and he is making good decisions,” he said afterwards.
“Nizaam was good again today and the time has come to give him a break. He's played non-stop since the start of Super Rugby.”
Meanwhile, Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann said that impatience was the main factor that contributed to his side losing their unbeaten record to the Currie Cup season.
“We played well enough but we failed to take advantage of the (scoring) chances we created because of impatience,” he lamented.
“The effort was there but we lost structure. It was whole lot of small things that we didn't do right that cost us the match in the end.
“When we lost patience, our execution was also not right.”
He added his side needed to discover the fine balance between running and kicking.
“We saw near the end of the match that when we kicked upfield, Western Province came back running hard at us to score,” said Ackermann.
“It turned out, that kick denied us a bonus point because the try stretched out their lead from six to 13 points.”