Coetzee hits out at critics

    2012-04-02 22:25
    Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is not worried about their apparent lack of scoring four-try bonus points.

    The men from Cape Town boarded for their Australasian tour on Sunday with five wins from five outings, sitting pretty at the top of the overall log with 24 points, two ahead of the Highlanders - their opponents this coming weekend in Dunedin.

    But despite being unbeaten they have been criticised in some quarters for their lack of scoring tries. Only the Lions and Rebels, 14th and 15th respectively on the overall log, have scored fewer tries than the Stormers' eight.

    Despite his team struggling to cross the whitewash, Coetzee is not fazed, as long as they keep winning.

    "Like Heyneke Meyers said when he became Bok coach: You get winning rugby and losing rugby. We want to play winning rugby," Coetzee told Die Burger.

    The coach was in any case pleased with their attacking efforts in their 20-17 win over the Bulls at Newlands last week.

    "We were very good on attack, but didn't finish off well. However, it's good to create opportunities against a good team like the Bulls. We just have to become more clinical and finish off."

    After their top-of-the-log clash against the Highlanders, they take on the Crusaders in Christchurch, Reds in Brisbane and Force in Perth. They'll have a bye once they finish their four-match tour.

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