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Le Roux: Tackle Habana low!
Willie le Roux (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Tackle Bryan Habana
low around the ankles, otherwise it could be a long day at the office.
That is the advice Cheetahs wing Willie le Roux gave his team-mates ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
A week ago Le Roux helped Habana score his 49th Test try for the Springboks, but on Saturday the two are on opposite sides in the Super Rugby encounter.
Le Roux said Habana is someone he looks up to and he enjoyed playing alongside the wing, who now boasts 50 Test tries after last weekend's match against Samoa.
"His work ethic is very high and he tries to be everywhere on the field. He is also a good leader," Le Roux said on the Volksblad website
"He had a bit of a rough time a few years ago, but came back strong. It shows how good he is."
Le Roux said he and his team-mates know what to do to stop Habana.
"At Super Rugby level you can't tackle guys high. Bryan is a good finisher. You have to keep a close eye on him," said Le Roux.
The clash at Newlands kicks off at 19:15.Teams:
15. Joe Pietersen
, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Bryan Habana
, 10. Elton Jantjies
, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Deon Fourie (captain), 6. Siya Kolisi
, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth
, 3. Brok Harris
, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg
, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Scarra Ntubeni, 17. Ross Geldenhuys, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Don Armand, 20. Dewaldt Duvenage
, 21. Gary van Aswegen, 22. Gerhard van den HeeverCheetahs:
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Rynhardt Landman, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss
(captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen
Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Petrus Vermeulen, 19 Johannes Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius
, 21 Elgar Watts, 22 Howard Mnisi.