Currie Cup

'Undefeated' tag means little for Cheetahs

2016-09-24 10:53
Franco Smith (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Cheetahs, with seven wins from seven in the Currie Cup this year, go into their last game against Griquas next weekend knowing that top spot on the log and home ground advantage in the playoffs is guaranteed. 

This comes after the Cheetahs smashed the Pumas 52-10 in Nelspruit on Friday night. 

But, speaking after the match, Cheetahs coach Franco Smith was quick to point out that the undefeated record was not the motivating factor for his charges as they prepare for the business end of the competition.

"It doesn't count for much, the unbeaten record, although it is nice," ZSmith said.

"We want to play better each week and there some really good stuff at certain parts of the game. A little bit disappointed that we took our foot off the pedal to the end in the sense that we weren't as precise with our execution.

"We need to play for 80 so that will be the thing we look at now."

While the Cheetahs have little to play for next weekend, Griquas must cause an upset to stand any chance of progressing to the semis. 

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