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Cheetahs seek improvement

2012-02-21 07:47

Cape Town - Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss says they want to make up for their poor lineout display against the Bulls two weeks ago.

The men from Bloemfontein tackle the Lions in Johannesburg in their Super Rugby season-opener on Saturday.

Strauss told Volksblad they are traditionally strong in the lineouts and one bad effort hasn’t turned them into a poor lineout team.

The Cheetahs lost 16-39 to the Bulls in a pre-season game and have since been hard at work to correct the wrongs of that below-par effort in Polokwane.

"We owe ourselves and Izak van der Westhuizen (lock) a good game in the lineouts. We asked Izak to forgive us after the Bulls game because he works very hard and the guys didn't play their part," said Strauss.

Strauss said they weren't sharp enough against the Bulls.

"The Bulls competed well, but 80% of the times it was our own mistakes.

"There were problems with calls, throw-ins and the guys that need to support in the lineouts did not always play their part.

"It was one of those days when everyone made small errors. But it's something of the past.

"The Bulls game was a big wake-up call. We did well in the lineouts during our first two practice games (against the Kings and the Stormers).

"We can't become a poor lineout team in one game."

Sport24

Comments
  • Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 07:54

    Adriaan, dis nie dat julle swak was teen die Bulle nie. Dis net dat die Bulle so fenominaal was.

      Blou-Daan - 2012-02-21 08:00

      @Buldozer Ek sien hierdie gaan weer een van daai great seisoene wees vir die Bulle....!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 08:05

      Jy weet dit, Daan.

      Papa-storm - 2012-02-21 09:15

      die sharks gaan die bulle n harde tyd gee vrydag vir so plus minus 80 minute

      Paul - 2012-02-21 11:03

      Nogal geneig om saam te stem, Dozer. Die Vrystatertjies het nooit die bal gesien nie, never mind die lynstane, en arme Heinrich Brussouw moes net keer. As 'n neutrale toeskouer voorspel ek groot pyn en lyding vir die Sharks.

      Marcel - 2012-02-21 12:33

      die bulle gaan weer verloor, en dan gaan hulle supporters se: ons weet wanneer om te peak, dit help nie jy peak in die begin van die seisoen nie. maak julle self reg vir n nuwe seisoen van verskonings,moet asb nie die ou verskonings gebruik nie ons is al moeg vir dit.

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-02-21 07:57

    Ek dink dit gaan n lekker game wees om te kyk aangesien alby die spanne hierdie jaar daaraan gaan werk om hulself te bewys.

  • Danie - 2012-02-21 08:28

    Ek gaan myself dood lag wanneer die Bulls verloor Vrydag!!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 08:34

      Ek ook!!!!

      Blou-Daan - 2012-02-21 08:46

      @Danie Ek glo regtig die Sharks gaan die jaar nie te bad wees nie maar ek kan ook nie dink dat hulle die Bulle Vrydag aand gaan wen nie.

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      Marcel - 2012-02-21 12:35

      on what frequency is that.

  • Louis - 2012-02-21 09:01

    Adriaan, hooplik werk dinge vir julle uit na Saterdag se game, maar ek is bevrees dis nou te laat want die Leeus gaan julle vertrap Saterdag

      Nico - 2012-02-21 09:10

      yeap! Leeus om te wen met 'n bonus punt :)

      Paul - 2012-02-21 11:05

      Lions by plenty.

  • Papa-storm - 2012-02-21 09:18

    ek weet dit was die cheetahs se derde span teen die pienk bulle se eerste span

      Papa-storm - 2012-02-21 12:05

      boetie ek weet van beter af as om n pienk bul van moftus groot te maak gaan soek jou pa op n ander plek

  • Francois - 2012-02-21 09:54

    hulle gaan ge-zaber word....met hulle bedoel ek die Cheaters.

  • heinrich.beukes1 - 2012-02-21 10:42

    Ek is 'n lion nog my hele lewe lank maar cheetahs is my tweede span. Ek hou maar van die kat familie hehe. Ek dink dit gaan 'n close game wees moenie die cheetahs onderskat nie maar ek dink die tuisveld voordeel gaan die leeus help om oor die hekkie te kom. Ek dink daar gaan 'n groot crowd wees. Leeus om te wen met tussen 5 en 10 punte.

      Marcel - 2012-02-21 12:37

      opening game van die season vir die leeus op ellis park teen cheetahs,ek glo nie dit gaan vol wees nie.

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