Stormers: Attitude won the day

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:26
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Stormers coach Allister Coetzee praised his side's incredible attitude when they coasted to a 28-3 win over the Cheetahs in Cape Town at the weekend.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee praised his side's incredible attitude after they coasted to a 28-3 win over the Cheetahs in Cape Town at the weekend.

The Stormers were done by a last-ditch penalty in Bloemfontein earlier in the season and this time around they made sure that the game was not going to get to that stage as they dominated the majority of the game.

Coach Coetzee mentioned the basics of his side and how those were vital in them gaining the momentum that would lead to a number of well-worked tries.

"Definitely a good win for us and I am really proud of the captain and the team. I think what one must really put in context is how this team performed with the amount of players still on the injury list.

"I think our basics were outstanding and it is not easy to beat a quality Cheetahs side - one of the best attacking sides in the competition, and to keep them scoreless. It is all credit to the team," Coetzee added.

The work that has been put in by the Stormers players in the past few weeks has paid off and Coetzee was pleased with his sides use and retention of the ball.

"We settled well and respected the ball and that shows. If you hold onto the ball and get your set-pieces - your line-outs, your scrums - you get close to scoring your four tries but we were really clinical.

"The most rewarding this is working hard and taking it into the game and you get it right there. It means that the two weeks was not a waste and the players realised that," Coetzee mentioned.

The Stormers missed out on a vital bonus point right at the end of the game which all but seals their fait but they will still hope that if they can win their next two games and hope for a couple of results to go their way might see them sneak into the play-offs.

The Stormers loose forwards came up against one of the better loose trios in the country and they stood up and really put the more fancied Cheetahs loose forwards under pressure.

"The loose trio combination was in sync and played really well.

"The maul try we scored before half-time gave the side a lot of confidence and Siya [Kolisi] carried well and it is the best I have seen him carry the ball and he defended well," said Coetzee.

By Nick Tatham

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Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19