‘We’re not playing how we want to’ – Mumm

Date published: March 21 2017

Waratahs utility-forward Dean Mumm admitted his side aren’t playing how they want to¬†through the opening rounds of the season.

The Sydney team have only won one out of four matches so far this season after three straight losses to the Lions, Sharks and Brumbies.

After the Waratahs coaching staff said they will be making changes for their upcoming fixture against the Rebels, Mumm believes that some rotations might encourage the players.

“We’re the ones that are going out there and offering a collective performance. We own that,” Mumm told AAP.

“We know we’re not playing how we want to play and to an identity that we’re inherently proud of – and we’re going to get better.

“But if there’s going to be personnel changes, it’s hard to say people haven’t had chances and, if you don’t perform, someone else might get the opportunity to play.

“I back the quality of our squad and the strengths within it, so those people who get the opportunity, it will be very exciting to see what they can do in the jumper.”

Mumm also stated that the clash in Melbourne is a must win for his side.

“We’re going down to Melbourne with a clear real focus and a real desperation to win,” he said.

“It’s definitely a must-win for us.”