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Erasmus bemoans ‘awful’ Stormers

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 21 Feb 2009 at 07:38
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Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus said the Reds proved a difficult side to defend against after his side’s close-shave 27-24 win in their Super 14 match at Newlands on Friday.

SAPA reports that after 52 minutes’ play the Stormers led 27-5 and seemed to be heading for a bonus-point win and that was certainly the objective in the rest of the match.

However, the Reds managed to pin the Stormers down in their own 22-metre area as well put 19 unanswered points (including three tries) on the board.

“They [the Reds] play a brand that is very difficult to defend,” said Erasmus.

“We were awful in the last 10 minutes.

“I suppose if you played the Sharks one week, and then have five-day turn around, it’s pretty much a balancing act, especially when you have injuries to consider.”

He said his team had many opportunities but were not consistent.

“Maybe we’ll also have to learn that fancy passes can’t always work for you.”

Reds coach Phil Mooney was understandably a happy man after the match as his side has picked up two bonus – points for scoring four tries and losing by less than seven points.

“It is fair to say we looked down and out, but in the last 15 minutes the boys dug deep,” said Mooney.

“I was pleased with the number of opportunities we created.

Mooney said he had a young side and they were still learning to pace themselves.

“The outcome highlights the nature of the competition. It is such that any side can beat any side on the day,” said Mooney.


  • So much for Rassie’s team being well conditioned after the extra three weeks for not making the CC play-offs. :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.02.09 14:35:29 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • tell you what, a team will underestimate the Reds at their peril

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.02.09 14:49:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : They showed loads of improvement last season and seem to have moved on again. The signing of Daniel Braid was also shrewd as he’s an experienced head amongst some youngsters. There is a world of difference between our bottom side the Cheetahs and last years weakest Aussie team, the Reds!

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.02.09 16:57:49 by Villie Reply
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  • Bladen has lost it already and the game hasn’t even started and he already says “The bulls will be lead out by Victor Matfield”

    And then he has the cheek to say the game will be confusing becasue the Blues are in white and the Bulls are in Blue. THAT is not what is going to confusing Mr bladen

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.02.09 17:01:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • One moment Habana thanks the Lord for his try and the next moment he tries to cheat by Diving to try and buy a penalty. :evil:

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.02.09 17:10:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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