Super Rugby Pacific: TJ Perenara frustrated after Hurricanes miss out on a home play-off

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Hurricanes skipper TJ Perenara says indiscipline was his side’s downfall as they missed out on a home play-off after losing 27-22 to the Western Force in Super Rugby Pacific.

Perenara’s men had a slim chance of securing a home quarter-final going into the weekend but any hopes they had were ended in Perth.

Looking for improvement

The veteran was disappointed with the result, claiming his side needs to be better while also crediting the Western Force for their performance.

“No definitely not [the result we wanted]. We are disappointed with the result and the performance but credit to the Force and how they went out there and played,” Perenara told Stan Sport.

“We made a bunch of errors, handling errors, we gave away a lot of penalties that kept the Force in the game.

“They actually played some really good footy, they put us under pressure for long parts of the game and they executed when they were down our end of the field.

“We have got to be better on our end but credit to the Force for what they did out there.”

Perenara played down any time zone issues as the team arrived earlier in the week, with the scrum-half refusing to make excuses.

“We were here long enough to climatise and make sure we were ready for it,” he said.

“We got here on Wednesday, so that’s not an excuse for us.”

The prolific All Black knows discipline will be essential from now on, and the Hurricanes will need to tighten up to take the control away from the referee.

“Discipline is going to be a massive one. We’ve been penalised a bit, especially over here,” he said.

“So we need to take that out of our game and make sure for us, we can control what we can control and make sure we can take that part out of the referee’s hands.”

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