Currie Cup

Coetzee: The tries will flow

2013-09-09 14:02
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee believes his team will soon break their bonus point hoodoo and score four tries.

WP are currently unbeaten in this year's Currie Cup and sit atop the standings at the halfway mark of the competition.

But their lack of claiming four-try bonus points is becoming somewhat of a concern for fans. They beat the Sharks 25-19 at Newlands on Saturday, but again failed to bag a vital bonus after scoring their third try in the 60th minute.

WP also led 15-0 at half-time, but seem to have developed a habit of "switching off" in games they are leading.

In their first game of the season they squandered a 21-9 second half lead to draw with the Blue Bulls and also threw away a 22-3 lead against the Golden Lions at Ellis Park last month.

In Super Rugby, their try-scoring record is similarly dismal, with the Stormers only managing a four-try bonus point on one occasion over the last two years.

But Coetzee believes his side is close to getting that fourth try, after an otherwise promising game against the Sharks.

In an interview with Die Burger's website, the coach said he was impressed with the ambition they showed with ball in hand against the Durbanites. He also stated that he's "not worried" about their lack of finishing and that the bonus points will come if they create more opportunities.

WP tackle their arch-rivals, the Blue Bulls, at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).

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