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Pearce wants players to capitalise on try-scoring opportunities

Gary Pearce has urged his players to be more ruthless when they find themselves with try scoring opportunities.
The director of rugby felt his side left a number of chances to score last weekend against Hinckley slip through their fingers in a game they lost 36-18.
Pearce hopes His side can respond positively to their first loss of the season at Chester this weekend.

“We should have scored more points last weekend,” Pearce said.
“We created enough chances to win two or three games, and we just need to take our chances at this level.
“Hinckley were clinical when they found themselves in good attacking positions. I think they had six chances and scored four tries.
“We didn’t look after the ball well enough but we can get too downhearted. We knew there would be lessons to learn.
“There is no need to panic too much.
“Chester are a very solid club with fantastic facilities and this will be a tough away game for us.
“They would probably expect to beat us and maybe underestimate us, but we have started well and will expect to be competitive.
“Maybe last week’s defeat brings us down to earth and I think we are better being the underdog.
“The players are discovering the rugby in this league is proper rugby.
“Last week, we just didn’t have the cover for the front row and that was a telling factor in the final quarter as we were not able to rotate the players.
“Hopefully we can take our chances at Chester.”

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