LIVE

    ‘Tahs expect different game in Shark Tank

    2017-03-09 07:53

    Cape Town - The Waratahs insist their showdown with the Sharks at Kings Park will be a different affair to their previous outing against the Lions at Ellis Park.

    The ‘Tahs were pummelled 55-36 in Johannesburg last weekend in a game which produced 13 tries.

    They scored five tries themselves but were still well beaten at altitude by last year’s Super Rugby runners-up.

    This weekend’s clash in Durban is at sea level and the Sydneysiders are hoping to be more competitive against the Sharks, fresh off a morale-boosting last-gasp win over the Brumbies in Canberra.

    Waratahs assistant coach Chris Malone admitted that it was tough at altitude last weekend.

    “The reality about altitude is that it takes some time to adjust, it feels like it’s hard to get your breath some times. But teams have to do it all the time. Johannesburg has a great stadium and there is plenty that was good about what we did.  It doesn’t become a factor, it’s still rugby and we need to do what we’re going to say we’re going to do and that’s what we want to rectify this weekend,” Malone told the Waratahs’ official website.
     
    The ‘Tahs are expecting a different challenge against the Sharks.

    “We know the Sharks will offer up what they are traditionally known for. They are playing at home for the first time this year and we know they are going to be physical and we will want to put in a good performance,” Malone continued.

    “The concentration for us is really on the Waratahs and how we want to play and make sure we rectify the problems we had last week. We are looking forward to getting the chance to play here in another great stadium and make sure we put in a performance everyone is proud of.

    “Different teams provide different opportunities. One thing for certain it will be a different game to what we saw last week.”

    Saturday’s clash at Kings Park is scheduled for 19:30.

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk

    Results

    04 August 2018
    28 July 2018
    21 July 2018
    20 July 2018
    14 July 2018
    13 July 2018
    07 July 2018
    06 July 2018
    30 June 2018
    29 June 2018
    03 June 2018
    02 June 2018
    01 June 2018
    26 May 2018
    25 May 2018
    19 May 2018
    18 May 2018
    12 May 2018
    11 May 2018
    05 May 2018
    04 May 2018
    28 April 2018
    27 April 2018
    22 April 2018
    21 April 2018
    20 April 2018
    14 April 2018
    13 April 2018
    07 April 2018
    06 April 2018
    01 April 2018
    31 March 2018
    30 March 2018
    24 March 2018
    23 March 2018
    18 March 2018
    17 March 2018
    16 March 2018
    10 March 2018
    09 March 2018
    03 March 2018
    02 March 2018
    24 February 2018
    23 February 2018
    17 February 2018

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Lions (Q)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Stormers
    • Bulls

    Opinion Poll

    Who will win the 2018 Rugby Championships?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.