Pumas ready to face the Sharks

BY NATALI IVERSON - AUGUST 14, 2014

Puma’s captain, Corné Steenkamp, has said that they have gained plenty of confidence after beating the Free State Cheetahs 28-21 in Nelspruit on the August 9th. The Nelspruit based team are set to take on the Cell C Sharks in their next Currie Cup match this coming Friday in Durban.

"We had the upper hand at the scrums. The front row and locks really packed down well against the Cheetahs. They deserve most of the credit," Steenkamp told the MyPlayers website.

"Otherwise, we spread our defensive line effectively and restricted the Cheetahs on attack. We also took most of our try-scoring opportunities, so it was good overall performance”.

The Pumas outscored their opponents three tries to two with two conversions from flyhalf Justin van Staden, and three penalties.

Steenkamp also told the website that the Pumas are aiming for a place in the semi-finals and that their victory over the Cheetahs proves that they can beat the so-called ‘big unions’.

"Not many people would pick the Pumas in the final four. But the team is gunning for a play-off spot, so last weekend's result will not only prove too many people that we can compete in the Currie Cup this season, but it will also install belief among ourselves,” said Steenkamp.

 

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