Canes clash a matter of 'respect'

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:13
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Stormers coach Allister Coetzee highlighted the need for accuracy and structure ahead of Friday’s clash with the Hurricanes in Palmerston North.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee highlighted the need for accuracy and structure ahead of Friday’s clash with the Hurricanes in Palmerston North.

The Cape side kick-off their Australasian tour against the Hurricanes, who saw off a spirited Western Force 22-16 last Friday to temporarily move into the top six before finishing Round 10 in eighth place.

The Stormers enjoyed a bye last weekend, which afforded Coetzee and the rest of the Stormers coaching team ample time to dissect the men from Wellington.

Coetzee is fully aware of the threat posed by the Hurricanes backline and said it’s imperative that his team cut down on errors and avoid conceding turnover possession.

“You have to have respect for the ball and respect for your systems when you play a team like the Hurricanes,” Coetzee said on Monday.

“They are a really good team. Their strength is obviously their backline so we have to make sure we play with a lot of accuracy. We’ve got to make sure we execute well and not give them anything on a platter.”

Coetzee suggested they would follow last year’s winning recipe, when they triumphed 39-26 at home, when the teams lock horns again on Friday.

“It’s not going to change a lot from when we played them last year at Newlands. We have to make sure we play in the right areas of the field and try to put them under pressure at set-piece,” he said.

Coming off a strong performance in the scrums and line-outs in the victory over the Sharks last time out, Coetzee said his charges would have to uphold that standard on their four-match tour.  

“We’ve got to build on our set-piece performance. This is a team that you cannot really say have any weakness so we have to make sure we build on what we achieved last week and don‘t drop ourselves in the set-piece department because set-piece are vital if you want to build pressure,” said Coetzee.  

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