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Report: Sheffield Tigers 23 Birmingham & Solihull 17

CUT out the penalties! That’s the cry from Bees director of rugby, Eugene Martin, after his side were roundly punished by the man with the whistle last weekend.

CUT out the penalties! That’s the cry from Bees director of rugby, Eugene Martin, after his side were roundly punished by the man with the whistle last weekend.

Bees outscored their opponents three tries to two but suffered at the hands of Tigers goal kicker Thomas Outram as they gave away possession, position and points.

“When you are playing all the footie and then give away these penalties – it’s something we have got to address,” said Martin.

Bees take on Hull Ionians in Yorkshire this weekend and Martin is determined his team will cut out the errors.

“Our discipline is something we need to look at, teams are kicking us off the pitch. It doesn’t matter about the opposition or the referee as we cannot control them but we can control how we play and how hard we make it for ourselves.”

Martin put the fault down to referee interpretation of the laws and the over-eagerness of his team, who he was quick to praise: “Their enthusiasm and work ethic is fantastic for a group of local lads and it’s great to see they are grasping the opportunity they have been given.”

Against Sheffield Tigers the Bees tries came from Will Radburn, Jimmy Oliver and Matt Long, pictured, and they were desperately looking for the winner when the final whistle went.

Now with Ionians home on Saturday, Martin will be looking to senior players like Rob Connolly, Jack Pons, and Jack Jolly to help skipper Will Radburn keep a lid on the penalty count.Sheffield Tigers 23

Birmingham & Solihull 17

CUT out the penalties! That’s the cry from Bees director of rugby, Eugene Martin,

after his side were roundly punished by the man with the whistle last weekend.

Bees outscored their opponents three tries to two but suffered at the hands of Tigers goal kicker Thomas Outram as they gave away possession, position and points.

“When you are playing all the footie and then give away these penalties – it’s something we have got to address,” said Martin.

Bees take on Hull Ionians in Yorkshire this weekend and Martin is determined his team will cut out the errors.

“Our discipline is something we need to look at, teams are kicking us off the pitch. It doesn’t matter about the opposition or the referee as we cannot control them but we can control how we play and how hard we make it for ourselves.”

Martin put the fault down to referee interpretation of the laws and the over-eagerness of his team, who he was quick to praise: “Their enthusiasm and work ethic is fantastic for a group of local lads and it’s great to see they are grasping the opportunity they have been given.”

Against Sheffield Tigers the Bees tries came from Will Radburn, Jimmy Oliver and Matt Long, pictured, and they were desperately looking for the winner when the final whistle went.

Now with Ionians home on Saturday, Martin will be looking to senior players like Rob Connolly, Jack Pons, and Jack Jolly to help skipper Will Radburn keep a lid on the penalty count.

 

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