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    'Stormers attack must improve'

    2014-02-05 14:13
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    Cape Town - Former All Black and Lions coach John Mitchell says the Stormers must improve their attacking game if they want to win Super Rugby.

    The Stormers have been the best defensive team over the last few seasons, but their attack has been almost non-existent at times.

    From 2010 to 2013 they conceded the fewest tries, but was found wanting in the try-scoring department.

    Last year, only the Force and Kings scored less tries and in 2012 the Stormers finished bottom in the try-scoring stakes, despite topping the overall log standings.

    Mitchell, who currently coaches Varsity Shield side UKZN Impi, told the SA Rugbymag website that the Stormers won't win the competition unless they show more willingness to attack.

    He said the Stormers have to learn to build pressure with ball in hand and can't just survive on pressure defence and chances created from turnovers, particularly in knockout rounds.

    Mitchell also conceded that he is not sure if that development will come with the current group of players and coaches.

    The Stormers beat the Bulls 26-19 in their first pre-season game in Polokwane last weekend.

    They tackle the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Friday before meeting Boland in Wellington on February 15.

    Their first Super Rugby game is away to the Lions on February 22.

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