Quick Hits: Bennett on 'clinical performance'
Outside Centre Mark Bennett played a starring role in Saturday's convincing 34-10 win against Cardiff Rugby, scoring two spectacular tries and playing a key role in another of Edinburgh's five scores. We caught up with Mark after the match:
On the first half blitz
We were sharp, we were clinical, and we actually missed a few opportunities as well.
We created a lot more than we scored, so I think as a back line that’s seriously exciting. We’re getting our roles right and when we execute them, we’re scoring. What more do you want?
The second half was tough going. It was stop-start and hard to find any momentum. We made things hard for ourselves by giving away a cheap try and cheap line breaks, so there is plenty to work on - but it was a hell of a performance from us.
On forward dominance
Our forward pack was outstanding, they were so physical teams have to respect that, and we have players out wide who can do damage.
And Blair Kinghorn is an essential cog in that, his distribution is brilliant, and he chucked a couple of cracking ones to get us into that space. When it goes right, we’re going to be hard to defend against.
On Edinburgh's Argentine wingers
They’re brilliant, I love playing with them. They’re great guys on and off the field.
You see what they bring on the pitch. They are quality, quality players and I think their work in the back three is excellent.
I know it’s a few weeks ago now, but against Saracens Emilliano was shouting to Ramiro in Spanish and he was translating it straight away to me in English. That in itself is incredible, never mind the actual performance they were putting in out on the pitch.
On London Irish
It’s an exciting challenge for us, Irish are a good side - they’ve had some cracking performances in the Prem this year.
We just want to follow on from what we have done. We had a great win away at Sarries and a great win on Saturday. We’ve got to keep that momentum going.