Rampling wants side to learn from mistakes after Skolars loss

ST Centurions player coach Shane Rampling felt his side paid the price for conceding too many penalties as they went down to a first home league defeat at their Colney Heath ground on Saturday. From leading 16-0, the Cents were hit by an onslaught

ST Centurions player coach Shane Rampling felt his side paid the price for conceding too many penalties as they went down to a first home league defeat at their Colney Heath ground on Saturday.

From leading 16-0, the Cents were hit by an onslaught from London Skolars Premier and eventually fell to a 20-36 defeat. Coach Rampling said: "Poor handling and discipline cost us in the end. Roy Dube and Angus Simpson played really well and we showed a lot more effort than last week but on the day we just weren't good enough to control the game."

Oli Fountain scored a try and kicked two goals for Centurions, while young star Lewis Padmore, Richard Smith and the returning Mike Okwusogu also went over for tries.

On Saturday the Centurions are away to league newcomers Portsmouth Navy Seahawks. Rampling said: "It's a crucial match for us if we're going to stay in touch with the league leaders. I'm still confident we can come up with a win.


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