De Jongh not scared

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:42
Large juan de jongh h s

Juan de Jongh is well aware of the firepower possessed by the Waratahs' backline but he is not letting that worry him.

Juan de Jongh is well aware of the firepower possessed by the Waratahs' backline but he is not letting that worry him as the Stormers prepare for Saturday's clash.
 
The Springbok centre, who has recently returned to the Stormers' squad after an injury lay-off, knows that he will be up against quality opposition in the centres this weekend.
 
Jono Lance as well as Wallaby Adam Ashley-Cooper have been marked down to play in the midfield for the Waratahs but coach Michael Cheika has made it clear that the impressive Kurtley Beale will appear in the centres from time to time.
 
De Jongh is respectful of his midfield counterparts but has no fear in facing them.
 
"They have a good backline at the moment, they are sitting with two Wallabies in Cooper and Kurtley [Beale] so you know its going to be a tough game," he said
 
"We are looking forward to that challenge, it's not like we have never played against them - we know what to expect.
 
"We have to make sure we are on our 'A game' and look after them very carefully."
 
With one of the most dangerous attackers in Super Rugby, Israel Folau, not being declared fit to play this weekend one could assume the Stormers would be breathing a sigh of relief. 
 
De Jongh however feels that there is no point in focusing on the opposition, instead he would like to focus on his own game.
 
"I am not to worried about who is playing or not playing because at the end of the day you want to measure yourself against the best in a standard that is the best," De Jongh said.
 
"It's all about what we are going to bring and what our 'A game' is going to be like - as well as making sure we do well on Saturday."
 
The Stormers own backline could also be seen as weakened, with inspirational captain Jean de Villiers sitting out of Saturday's clash along with Gio Aplon who is out for an extended period with an elbow injury.
 
"It is always tough to loose players,  we have a lot of injuries, especially in our back line, Jean [de Villiers] is not playing, Gio [Aplon] isn't playing - they are both Springboks." 
 
"For us it all comes down to who is playing this weekend so we are focusing on our own combinations rather," De Jongh added.
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 8 5 1 2 24
Rebels 87 4 0 4 21
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 15
Reds 8 3 0 5 13
Sunwolves 8 0 0 8 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 6 0 2 29
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Chiefs 8 6 0 2 26
Highlanders 7 5 0 2 24
Blues 8 2 0 6 12
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 6 0 3 30
Bulls 8 4 0 4 19
Sharks 9 3 1 5 18
Jaguares 9 4 0 5 16
Stormers 9 3 0 6 14