Lions coach: Altitude won’t be a factor against 'very good' Waratahs
Johannesburg - Lions coach Swys de Bruin is expecting a tough encounter against "a very good" Waratahs team at Ellis Park on Saturday.
After a stress-related layoff, De Bruin is back to mentor the Lions and said they were eager for the remainder of the season.
"I'm excited about the match and have a very positive feeling about it. We've regrouped after a bye and our overseas tour and we're eager for the final phase of the season," De Bruin told Netwerk24.
The Waratahs lost 28-21 to the Bulls in Pretoria last week - and have won only four of 10 games this season - but De Bruin insists they are dangerous.
The fact that the Waratahs have been training on the Highveld for two weeks means the Lions will not have the altitude factor in their favour, De Bruin noted.
"I'd have like to have played them last week... but it is what it is. They're a very good team and the return of Tom Robinson at prop will improve that aspect of their game. We have a lot of respect for the Waratahs as a team and we know they'll be coming with a heavy onslaught," De Bruin said.
Saturday's clash is scheduled for 15:05.
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