Bob Crooks slams 'moronic' Cambridge

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Cambridge were beaten at the death by visiting Tynedale

Cambridge director of rugby Bob Crooks has expressed his anger with his side's performance in Saturday's National One defeat by Tynedale.

A last-minute Allen Rogers try cost Crooks' men in the 37-32 loss at West Renault Park.

The result brought to an end a three-game winning run for Cambridge.

"We had a moronic attitude towards possession, we must have given away 20 sets of possession," Crooks told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"We've got our full-back throwing the ball to blue and white shirts.

"With due respect to under-8s, it's under under-8s stuff."

Cambridge still sit third in National One after a campaign dogged by financial uncertainty and injury concerns.

And Crooks has warned his men they could tarnish all their good work with a sloppy finish to the season.

"They get enough done for them so they need to change their attitude," he said.

"They need to be a little bit tougher and a bit more physical for next week, otherwise what will be perceived as a really successful season will be clouded by the end of the season."