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Errors are costing us dear in matches says Warriors chief Ryan
DEAN Ryan bemoaned the ‘simple errors’ that continue to undermine Warriors’ hint for a much-needed first win of the season.
Worcester, with the wind behind them in the first-half, laid siege to the Exeter line, but lacked the accuracy to turn possession into points.
After the break, with the advantage of the elements, the Chiefs showed Worcester exactly what they should have done, running in four second-half tries.
Ryan said: “Looking at the things we did well — and there were a lot of them — I thought defensively our structure was pretty good against a side that caused a lot of problems. But that stress and work is putting us under so much pressure that, when we get the ball, we are making simple errors.
“Conceding three tries from our own mistakes is just too much.
“It was frustrating too to get into their five-metre line so many times but not get anything from it, but that was the nature of the contest.
“The back five of their scrum are all big and active and that gives them a huge amount of work-rate and allows them to protect their front row.
“They scored a try direct from the kick-off which was just poor from us and you can’t afford to do that when you have the wind behind you.
“Anybody who has watched rugby for a long time knew that the work they were putting in would pay a penalty for us in the latter stages and it did, because we haven’t got the ability to stay under that amount of pressure or the bench to roll on and change things.
“It’s a mixed bag really and I have a huge amount of admiration for how hard we threw ourselves at it and there’s some areas where I think we improved and some clarity about what we need to do.”
Ryan added: “People like Jonathan Thomas were phenomenal as was Agustin Creevy’s work-rate, but we don’t have enough like that and that’s just where we are.
“Creevy makes a huge difference and I thought (Ofa) Fainga’anuku, on collisions, was an added bonus for us, but he has been injured all summer, which means we don’t have 80 minutes of him.
“Creevy is a beast of a man when he’s running, but the work he is having to put in means we are harnessing him down to 50 minutes because he is so fatigued.
“That is the reality of the fatigue element putting us under pressure.”
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