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Kings out to improve at Rodney Parade

Isuzu Southern Kings coach Deon Davids has warned his side victory over the Dragons in March counts for nothing and they must execute the game plan when they arrive at Newport this weekend.

Ben Mottram | 06/09/2018

The South Africans will be at Rodney Parade on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) for the second game of the new Guinness PRO14 season.

And Davids believes his team must make better decisions under pressure after an opening weekend loss against Zebre.

“One of the things I took away from that match was most of the players’ inability to adapt to the situation in front of them,” said Davids. 

“This week we have focused on our game awareness, in terms of understanding how a shift in momentum can influence the match. 

“We also need to improve our back play,” he added. “We are putting ourselves under too much pressure with poor exit kicking, especially immediately after we’ve scored points. 

“We have to make better decisions when we have opportunities to finish. Those are the big work-ons for us.”

Kings won 45-13 when the teams met in March, but Davids is not reading anything into that day.

“We’ll be making a huge mistake if we judge the Dragons on that result,” he said. “There’s no easy game in this competition. 

“We have to focus on our own performance, building from the lessons we learned in the previous game and what we want to achieve in this match at Rodney Parade.

Tickets for the home clash with Isuzu Southern Kings are on sale NOW! 

Click HERE to buy online today or thanks to a new partnership with Leisure Trusts through the region you can also purchase tickets at the following venues: 

Aneurin Leisure Trust are participating in the scheme at their venues at Ebbw Vale leisure centre, Abertillery Leisure Centre, Tredegar Leisure Centre and Parc Bryn Bach.  Torfaen Leisure Trust at their venues in Cwmbran Stadium and Pontypool Active Living Centre and Caerphilly CBC at Caerphilly, Risca, Newbridge and at the Dragons training base in Ystrad Mynach Centre of Excellence.

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