Kerr says it was all about the result

Head coach James Kerr
Head coach James Kerr

Head coach James Kerr was relieved to see his side get back to winning ways in South West One East.

Bulls take on Reading Abbey this week at Bodicote Park where Kerr will be looking to complete their second double over both Berkshire clubs.

It was 100 per cent about the result at Reading, not the performance

Head coach James Kerr

Bulls got back to winning ways at Reading to go back up to sixth in the table and Kerr wants his side to rediscover their expansive game for Saturday’s clash.

Bulls had to grind out the points on Saturday but the result was everything as Kerr’s boys arrested a three-match losing run.

He said: “It was 100 per cent about the result at Reading, not the performance. We knew that if we conceded less than ten points that would be enough to win the game.

“We worked hard on our defensive side during the week in training to make sure of that. We scored tries against Oxford Harlequins in our last defeat but conceded too many points because our defence was poor.

“We knew what we had to do to get the win at Reading and the boys did that on Saturday.

“We haven’t changed our philosophy and still want to play expansive rugby but we had to get back to winning ways.”

Bulls comfortably sit in sixth place on 50 points but Kerr is taking nothing for granted with five games remaining. And they have to play most of the teams who are facing a fight to avoid being relegated along with basement boys Reading.

He added: “Every team we play between now and the end of the season will be fighting to stay up. Apart from Reading, it’s so tight between the other five teams near the bottom.

“We still have a target to finish in the top half and to do that we need to keep winning games.”

Ken Key should be back for Saturday and Joe Mills could also return to the squad following injury.