Jeeps content with opening win but Kite says improvement needed to beat Souths

GPS outlasted Easts in sloppy conditions at Yoku Road last Saturday to claim a 35-15 round one victory over the Tigers but Jeeps coach Sio Kite knows his side will need to improve when they travel to play Souths this weekend.

After conceding a maul try late in the first half, Jeeps scored on either side of the half time break to claim a 14-5 lead, then scored three unanswered tries midway through the second half to take control of the match while Easts had three players in the sin bin.

“To be honest, it was a bit of a slugfest,” Kite told Rugby News.

“The conditions at Jeeps were pretty slow and heavy so firstly, I’m glad we avoided any injuries.

“But the boys did really well to perform under those conditions. We were really physical and were tested by a good Easts outfit but stuck it out to get the result.

“At half time, we had a slight lead but we knew we needed to be better. We put a big emphasis on playing in the right parts of the field and when we were able to do that, we built some pressure and eventually got some results.”

While Kite was thrilled to take the competition points from his afternoon match in charge at Yoku Road, he said he’d like to see a little more fluidity in attack from his side in a match that will hopefully be played in drier conditions this weekend.

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