White targets 4 from 4

    2014-04-29 07:35
    Cape Town - Sharks coach Jake White believes four wins from four on their Australasian tour is a realistic goal to aim for.

    White's charges will be eager to get back to winning ways when they face the Melbourne Rebels on Friday, especially after coming badly unstuck in their last game - a 34-18 home loss to the Highlanders.

    The Sharks will also face the Brumbies, Crusaders and Blues on tour and White wants to return home with four victories.

    "If I don't believe we can do that, then I'm wasting my time," White was quoted as saying on the website.

    "I read somewhere that we have never beaten the Crusaders in Canterbury. The nice thing about that is it's going to happen.

    "So why can't it be this year?" asked White.

    "We prepare to win every game, but it's all relative. If we have a full-strength team, and are playing well, I think we can beat anyone. Once you go into a tour thinking, 'If we win here, and lose that one', you end up losing everything."

    White also believes his exposure to trans-Tasman rugby during his tenure as coach of the Brumbies will aid the Sharks.

    He said he has gained insight on how they prepare for games over there which will stand his team in good stead.

    Despite losing to the Highlanders last week, the Sharks are still at the top of the overall Super Rugby log with seven wins from nine outings, leading the Brumbies by one point.

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