Grizzlies coach keeps faith in youngsters

GRIZZLIES Coach Alphonse Umugire has blamed inexperience and lack of physic for Sunday’s league defeat against Champions Buffaloes. The Huye-based side was made to eat their words after a 39-8 battering at the hands of defending champions Buffaloes.
Silverbacks players in a previous regional tournament. Buffaloes forms the bulk  of the team. (File Photo)
Silverbacks players in a previous regional tournament. Buffaloes forms the bulk of the team. (File Photo)

GRIZZLIES Coach Alphonse Umugire has blamed inexperience and lack of physic for Sunday’s league defeat against Champions Buffaloes.

The Huye-based side was made to eat their words after a 39-8 battering at the hands of defending champions Buffaloes.

But Umugire, who is also a former Grizzlies scrum half thinks his youthful side will learn from the defeat and come out stronger in their next league game.

“I couldn’t call that defeat a disaster. Inexperience cost us. Buffaloes have several players who feature for the national team-the Silverbacks but I hope that defeat will galvanize them,” Umugire said.

Despite the defeat, the National University of Rwanda side still leads the charts with four points following their 29-07 win over Sharks on day one.

This year, Buffaloes are chasing for an unprecedented fourth league title.

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