Rugby Championship

Stupid to focus just on Barrett - Coetzee

2016-09-12 16:27
Allister Coetzee (Gallo)

Cape Town - Springboks coach Allister Coetzee said his team would not just be focusing on All Blacks pivot Beauden Barrett but on New Zealand's entire team.

Barrett has been in sublime form throughout the Rugby Championship but when asked how the Boks would keep him in check, in Saturday's Test in Christchurch, Coetzee said: "Just not focus on Beauden Barrett, focus on the whole team.

"It's difficult to just to focus on one player. He's really on song, he's confident, everything he does he does well and turns into gold.

"But pressure is the name of the game and you've got to make sure the pressure's not to try and zoom in on Beauden, but to get the set piece right, to scrum well, put the lineout under pressure and hopefully that pressure will feed out to nine (scrumhalf) and onto Beauden as well.

"There are going to be contests all over the park on Saturday. For us, it would be stupid to focus just on Beauden."

Coetzee said his team showed improvement in their defeat against Australia but feels they were not clinical enough when they were camped close to the Wallabies' tryline.

"We got close three times ... 10 metres, five metres from the tryline," he added.

"(It's) just the last ruck where we're not clinical. In terms of the contact situation, it's a work in progress, but I'm positive about it."

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