Currie Cup

Griquas coach: We are improving

2015-09-07 12:52
Hawies Fourie (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Five straight losses have left Griquas rooted to the bottom of the Currie Cup log.

Two losses each against the Blue Bulls and Western Province as well as a home defeat to the Free State Cheetahs is the sad tale of the Northern Cape side so far, but coach Hawies Fourie says he continues to see improvement.

Griquas were ousted 33-15 against Province at Newlands on Saturday, but they were well in the match going into the final 20 minutes and would have backed themselves to pull off an upset until a late surge from the home side put the game to bed.

“It was a great effort by the team but we made a few decision errors in the second half, especially in the last 20 minutes,” said Fourie.

“We spoke about it after the game and we know we are improving. It’s just one game of 80 minutes where we do everything right and then it will come.”

Fourie was eyeing this weekend’s home date with the Pumas as an ideal opportunity for Griquas to record their first win of the season.

“This weekend against the Pumas in Kimberley – it’s one of our best chances to win a game and the players know it so we’ll work hard again on the training field next week and I’m sure we can turn it around,” said the coach who will be joining university side Maties at the end of the season. 

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