Nola Gold’s JP du Plessis: ‘We Have Got A Special Group Here’

Written by Joe Harvey #MLR2023

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“I think if we realistically look at it, we have had a lot of changes in the season,” du Plessis said. “A lot of new players have joined. In our first fame, I think we had something like nine or ten new players.

“Anywhere, when you have such a big change, it is going to take a bit of time to get in rhythm, especially in rugby.

“I think we hoped for a better start [12-36 loss to New England Free Jacks], but it is expected. As the season went on, even against Atlanta, at half-time we were leading, in the second half we took our foot off the gas a little and we ended up losing that game [29-16].

“Same with Seattle the other weekend, we were 28-10 up and then maybe took our foot off the gas a little bit. We are definitely getting there.