Coetzee: Right call to bring Coleman on
Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee insists it was the right decision to bring Kurt Coleman on at flyhalf in the second half of their Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last Saturday.
Coetzee made a tactical substitution when he replaced Demetri Catrakilis with Coleman at half-time of the match at Free State Stadium, which the Cheetahs won 25-17.
It was a decision which backfired as Coleman missed four kickable penalty attempts that would in all likelihood won the game for the Stormers, who did well to fight back from 18-3 down to trail by only one point.
Catrakilis has succeeded with his last 27 attempts at goal.
Coetzee said Coleman would not be shifted out of the Stormers set-up and felt it was the right call to bring him on.
"I know a lot of people will say if was the wrong move, but technical analysis shows that it was the right call. Kurt was good on attack and kicked well out of hand. It was simply his goal-kicking that let him down," Coetzee told Netwerk24.
In their next assignment, the Stormers host the Brumbies at Newlands this Saturday (17:05 kick-off).