Kerevi: We need to keep it simple

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:34
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REACTION: Reds centre Samu Kerevi said he and his teammates will have to keep it "simple" on the field when they face the Crusaders in Brisbane on Saturday.

The Reds slumped to a 19-26 defeat to the Western Force in Round Two of Super Rugby after they started their campaign with a 28-26 win over the Sharks.

"I think we just need to keep it simple," said Kerevi. "The Sharks game was close and they put a lot of pressure on us, but simplicity is what got us out of that game. We ran hard and we ran square and that was what won us the game last weekend." 

Kerevi said their expansive style against the Force in Perth backfired.

"We don't think it was a reality check. The Force are a really good team and we should not take any team lightly. 

"We didn't play the game we wanted to play. We tried to play too much expansive footy in our half, so I think that is what cost us the game," he added.

The Crusaders have recorded two wins from two so far and Kerevi knows what they will be up against at Suncorp Stadium.

"We just need to look in the mirror and we need to prepare well again for the Crusaders. They have been playing well and they won their two games, so we need to prepare well," said Kerevi.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28