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Naka envies Stormers' position

2012-05-25 07:40

Cape Town - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské believes their season could have looked different had they won several of their close encounters.

Drotské told Volksblad they are their own worst enemies, which is the difference between them and a team like the Stormers.

He feels giving away unnecessary tries at crucial times is what makes them lose tight and crucial matches.

In their 34-20 loss to the Sharks last week, Drotské feels they gave away at least two unnecessary tries which cost them after leading 11-7 after 34 minutes.

"It happens in most matches where we lose by less than seven points."

The Cheetahs have lost six games by less than seven points this season, while the Stormers - who are at the top of the log standings - have won several games this season with a narrow scoreline.

"It's frustrating to lose six games by less than seven points.

"I told the players the Stormers, who are at the top of the ladder, have won six matches by less than seven points.

"That's the difference and shows how close the teams in the competition are to each other.

"We are 12th on the log standings and the Stormers first, but they are able to win the 50/50 games," said Drotské.

The Cheetahs take on the Waratahs at the Free State Stadium on Saturday. (17:05 kick-off)

Teams:

Cheetahs:
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rocco Jansen, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Ashley Johnson, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Andries Ferreira, 4 Izak van der Westhuizen, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Philip Snyman

Waratahs:
TBA

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Comments
  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-05-25 07:59

    Hou op verskoning soek Naka "'n verloor teen die Chiefs met minder as 7 punte voel soos 'n wen" Drotske. Jou spelers verlaat jou in hordes - as jy nie self die eerbare ding doen en bedank nie eindig julle volgende jaar onder en ruil met die Lions! Maar jy word mos beskerm deur Management.....

  • Tony - 2012-05-25 08:00

    Naka envies Stormers' position...toemaar Naka...daar is nog 13 ander spanne wat ons posisie "envy".

      Tony - 2012-05-25 08:13

      In krieket sê hulle "catches win matches"...in rugby sê ons "tackles win matches". Leer eers dit vir jou spelers want hulle laat gans te veel soft tries deurgaan.

      Dewald - 2012-05-25 09:08

      Pasop, julle het nog niks bereik nie. Of jy 12de eindig of 3de maak nie eintlik saak nie.

      Benn - 2012-05-25 09:47

      Stormers!!!!! Empty Trophy Cabinet since 2001. Lets see if we can reach 20 yrs.

      Bossie - 2012-05-25 17:48

      Ou slim Benn bewys net weereens my comment op die 1ste post

  • Raymond - 2012-05-25 09:12

    I agree with you Naka,you have been a bit unfortunate and really unlucky in some games.The team has a nice blend of players and play a nice open game.Considering that you only have two \big\ names in your side,your team is competitive and there are some upcoming stars with great potential.As for my team,well yes,we are up there but,I have certain reservations about being there all the way.We have three tough away games.I think your captain and hooker is definately a must for the Springbok Team and as vice-captain.Adriaan has had a brilliant season and has stood head and shoulders above the rest.Good luck for the rest of the season

  • mike.rockey - 2012-05-25 09:28

    Why are Stormers supporters such chops? They are so arrogant.

      Stirrer - 2012-05-25 09:34

      Jealousy makes you na-a-a-a-a-a-asty!

      Alan - 2012-05-25 10:18

      It's the same every year for the last 11 years. They chirp and chirp right up to the final and then slink off under a bush somewhere and shut up!

      mike.rockey - 2012-05-25 10:37

      I ran the comrades once. I was winning after 5 kms, then I faded and finished right near the back. Sound familiar? Stirrer I couldnt have backed up my argument better than you did; thanks.

  • philschalkwyk - 2012-05-25 11:34

    Really, Naka! IF your aunt had balls she'd be your uncle!

  • OOSTHUIZEN.GAZZA - 2012-05-25 18:00

    NAKA JULLE SPEEL HIGH RISK RUGBY ,WAT WP JARE TERUG GEDOEN HET ,LEER JOU OUENS DEFEND EN SCORE ONS WEN NET NET MA BLY WEN ,DRIEE SAL NOG KOM GOOD LUCK VIR MORE ,JULLE SPEEL N MOOI GAME EK SUPPORT LIEWERSTE VRYSTAAT RUGBY AS PINK VANISH BULLS ,GO STORMERS

  • OOSTHUIZEN.GAZZA - 2012-05-25 18:04

    EN OU TOKOLOS ONS HET DIE VODACOM BEKER,S15 KOM DAN WEER DIE CURRIE BEKER SOOS IN DIE 80TYS 5 JAAR IN N RY ,WAT JULLE OOR DROOM ,EK HET AL 2 WEKE TERUG GEPOST JULLE LAASTE 2 GAMES OP TOER GAAN JULLE VERLOOR EN ONS GAAN JULLE LAAT VANISH OP LOFTUS ,GET VANISH FORGET STEYN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PROVINCE

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