Cornish Pirates boss says 'dumb' rugby cost his side a win

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Cornish Pirates boss Ian Davies said his side played some 'dumb' rugby in their 9-9 draw with Moseley in the Championship at Billesley Common.

Three Aaron Penberthy penalties gave Pirates a 9-0 lead after 55 minutes, but three Oliver Thomas kicks in the final 20 minutes sealed the draw.

"We played some good stuff and we played some really dumb stuff," Davies told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"Moseley looked the most threatening from possible intercepts."

He added: "We never seemed to look like we were going to lose the game, but we never looked like we were going to win it either. We've just got to learn to put sides away.

"I'm sure when I look at the DVD, what little hair I've got, I'll be pulling out, because we should have scored at least three tries.

"We had at least three clear cut chances to score, if not double that, and I can't think of a lot where they threatened our try line to score.

"If we see ourselves as a top half of the table team, we need to beat sides like this."