THE Rugby Super League kicked off in East London on Saturday with Swallows Rugby Football hosting the Old Selbornians Rugby Football Club in Mdantsane.
Swallows defeated the visitors 36-28 in an exciting match.
Swallows coach Yongama Mkaza said he was not happy with the team’s performance.
“Although we won the game, we could have done better.”
The team had not adhered to its game plan with players playing as individuals and not as a team.
“Moving forward, we will have to change the mentality of playing a one-man’s game. , and play together as a team. We missed a lot of opportunities but it was our first game of the league.” , and the players just got back from the Easter long weekend.”
Old Selbornians coach Alistair Alexander said he thought the team’s performance was not bad considering the fact that it was the first game of the season and that they had played against a team that had won the Eastern Cape Super 12 rugby tournament.
“I think we lacked match fitness, and it was always going to be difficult, but my boys did well being down at half time by almost 20 points. We must need to stick to our game plan, structures and keep possession.”
Next week, Swallows will travel to Tsholomnqa to play against the Blacks RFC, and the Old Boys will face Fort Hare University.