Currie Cup

Mission accomplished for WP

2014-08-18 10:10
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - It was a case of mission accomplished for Western Province on Saturday as they picked up an impressive 41-17 Currie Cup win over the Blue Bulls - their second successive bonus-point victory.

“It’s a good start for us at home - it’s mission accomplished,” Western Province coach Allister Coetzee told the WP Rugby website.

“I think we would’ve taken this result any day of the week, it’s not every day that you score a big win like this over a Bulls team.

“Overall, I must add that it was a good day for all three our Western Province teams, with our Under-19s and Under-21s also picking up wins over the Blue Bulls.

“It was a lovely sunny day, all our teams won and it was great to see all the Blue & White support in the stands (for all our teams) at Newlands.”

WP’s six tries to one win was their second bonus point victory of the Currie Cup season, after the 35-16 win over the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth in Week 1.

The coach added: “The key to our back-to-back bonus-point wins has been the way we have learnt to switch from defence to attacking mode.

“In the past, we were not always prepared to exploit turn-over possession, but we are attaining a balance between attack and defence.

“There is a greater awareness of when to kick and when to run with the ball. We are no longer tentative when we suddenly get turn-over possession.

“Our pack is securing good front-foot ball and the new leadership is seeing to it that we don’t stray from the way we set out to play. Our performances have been the result of excellent team work.”

WP next host the table-topping Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday.

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