“We need to ensure that we show intensity and urgency against the Force” - Coetzee

APRIL 16, 2015

Western Province Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee, has urged his team to keep their momentum, when they take on the Western Force for their Super Rugby tour match in Perth on Saturday.

Thus far, the Stormers have lost two of their tour matches against the Highlanders and Hurricanes; however, they came back with a strong 32-18 win over the Waratahs last weekend.

Coetzee has said that a win against the Force would make their Super Rugby tour a success.

“It’s important that we take momentum from the Waratahs match into this weekend as we look to end our tour on a high,” Coetzee said.

“We have a positive feeling in our camp. In Super Rugby you always need to pitch up, otherwise your opposition will knock you off your perch. We need to ensure that we show intensity and urgency against the Force, and really be up for it, before we can even think about returning to South Africa.”

On Thursday, Coetzee made four changes to his starting line-up for the clash this coming weekend.

Hooker Bongi Mbonambi, lock Ruan Botha, flank Siya Kolisi and scrumhalf Louis Schreuder have all been placed in the line-up, with prop Alistair Vermaak and loose forward Sikhumbuzo Notshe being placed on the bench.

“I would’ve loved to have given more opportunities to more players, but we didn’t want to make too many changes,” Coetzee added.

Stormers:

15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Demtri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Huw Jones

 

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