Cheetahs seek attacking edge
Bloemfontein - Cheetahs wing Raymond Rhule
says the team will be looking to build their confidence on attack when they
tackle the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
The Cheetahs have named their team to face
the 2014 South African conference winners at Kings Park this weekend.
Rhule starts in an exciting back three,
along with wing Clayton Blommetjies and fullback Willie le Roux, while
Springbok speedster Cornal Hendricks provides depth on the bench.
While the Cheetahs lost their major
pre-season friendlies against the Bulls and Stormers, Rhule said the team is
raring to go on Saturday.
"We didn't get the results that we
wanted. We believe we deserved more, but those games still gave us a good run
ahead of the Super Rugby tournament," Rhule told MyPlayers.co.za.
"We have good defensive structures in
place, and the forwards really did well at the set pieces. Our only main
concern is our ability to hold on to the ball during our attack.
"We can't afford to lose the ball too
easily. We need to find our attacking confidence. When the Cheetahs play with
confidence, we're a tough team to beat."
Personally, Rhule is looking to help the
team achieve their goals this season. He hopes he can make a meaningful
contribution, especially on attack.
"I'll be taking things one week at a
time, but I'm hoping to make a big difference for the team," said Rhule.
"I'm happy with my performances during
the pre-season games, and I'll be hoping to building some good form during
Saturday’s clash at Kings Park kicks off at
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Clayton Blommetjies,
13 Francois Venter, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Petersen,
9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Jean Cook, 5 Francois Uys
(captain), 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1
Substitutes: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 BG Uys,
18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Boom Prinsloo, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du
Plessis, 23 Cornal Hendricks
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