Tamar Suffer from Defeat at Home
Tamar Saracens 5 - Exeter Saracens 38
Tamar Saracens were also left disappointed after their 38-5 home loss to Exeter Saracens.
The host were missing a few forwards and they did struggle up front against a youthful Exeter side.
Jack Hamlyn crossed twice for the visitors, who also had Tom Rushton, Harry Rowe, Tyler Hickman and Paul Edwards scoring.
Tamar’s only points on a disappointing afternoon came from Karl Andrews.
“We are licking our wounds a bit,” said player and spokesman Marc Cioffi. “It was very disappointing. I think the hype of the first game of the season overcame the actually rugby that we played.”
He added: “They (Exeter) were just young, fit and up for it. Our pack didn’t set a decent foundation for any phase play. We didn’t do anything that we had done in training during the week.”
Sarries were not helped by a yellow card to Tom Rigby for jumping for a ball with an Exeter forward, who fell over him. They then lost Scott Sheldon in the second half with an injury.
But Cioffi said: “We couldn’t argue with the result. They (Exeter) played very structured and physical rugby and our discipline was terrible. It was frustrating.”
Ryan Deacon, though, did impress and claimed the man-of-the-match award.
“He had a really good game,” said Cioffi. “We were looking for that player to step up but it came in the backs and not the forwards.”
Thank you to Plymouth Sports Gazette for the match report