Du Preez eager to test combinations

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:30
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NEWS: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez is eager to test certain combinations when his team comes up against the Cheetahs in two warm-up matches on Friday.

The Sharks will meet the Bloemfontein side at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi.
 
It is the Sharks' first "hit-out" since the conclusion of last year's Currie Cup tournament and comes on the back of a rigorous eleven-week pre-season training block.  

"We are looking forward to the match on Friday," said Robert du Preez.

"We’ve had a gruelling pre-season programme and the energy and enthusiasm shown on the practice field has been fantastic.  

"The players are eager to get the season started and it is also an opportunity for the coaching team to test combinations and see how the players go in the match."

The Cheetahs started their pre-season campaign with a match against the Stormers in Harare, Zimbabwe last weekend.

Franco Smith's team lost that match 7-43.

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