Currie Cup

FS will tackle for 85 minutes

2011-10-20 07:49
Michael Horak (File)
Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs defence coach, Michael Horak, says they are preparing for a professional, 85 minute defensive effort against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Horak told the Volksblad newspaper their inability to play the full 80 minutes in games - and in particular their lapses on defence - has cost them a home semi-final in this year's Currie Cup.

Three games stand out: At home against the Blue Bulls and the Lions and away against Griquas. In all those games, the Free Staters were leading by 10 or more points going into the last 10 minutes. They drew with the Bulls and the Lions and lost the game against Griquas in Kimberley.

But Horak is confident they have addressed the issue properly to avoid a repeat scenario this weekend.

"We drilled into the players this week that we have to be professional enough to keep the opposition out for 85 minutes. It will take 85 minutes of hard work against the Sharks.

"Defence at the end (of matches) cost the Cheetahs in the Super Rugby competition and it floored us in one or two matches in the Currie Cup as well.

"Now we are going to Durban and we're focusing on giving everything for 85 minutes," said Horak.

Teams:

Sharks:

TBA

Free State Cheetahs:
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Ryno Benjamin, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Cameron Jacobs, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Ashley Johnson, 6 Pieter Labuschagne, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Philip van der Walt, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Marcel van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Johan Wessels, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Nico Scheepers


Read more on:    currie cup  |  durban  |  bloemfontein
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Sharks hope for Lewies boost

2014-09-22 22:29

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
26 September 2014
Pumas v Western Province, Nelspruit 19:00
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls, Bloemfontein 19:10
27 September 2014
Sharks v Eastern Province Kings, Durban 14:00
Griquas v Golden Lions, Kimberley 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After 4 rounds of this year's Absa Currie Cup, who's your favourite for the title?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.