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Loffie not saying anything

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Lions, Super 14 on 15 May 2009 at 07:51
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The Lions will probably play their last game with Eugene Eloff as their Super14 coach when they run out against the Waratahs on Friday night.

Liam Del Carme writes that Eloff, however, does not want to be drawn into dialogue about his future but rumours suggest that he will be the Western Force’s assistant coach next year.

And Eloff’s parting gift could be a win, given the latest effort made by the Lions in the Super 14. The Lions have put in a few good performances, notably last week’s come-from-behind effort against the Highlanders.

They got stuck in up front and spread the ball across the width of the field. However, their approach may have to be more calculated against the Waratahs.

The visitors boast the best record on defence in this year’s Super14 and have conceded only 18 tries in their 12 games.

The Lions have conceded the most tries (51), but have scored 10 more tries than the Waratahs.

Meanwhile, the Waratahs are yet to decide which one of Daniel Halangahu and Kurtley Beale will play flyhalf against the Lions.

“Beale is flashy and Halangahu brings stability,” said Lions captain and flyhalf Andre Pretorius.

“That is why they cannot leave Beale out of the side. He brings the x-factor. But they still want someone like Halangahu that can bring stability when it’s necessary.”

It’s up front where the Waratahs break many opponents and Pretorius believes the scrums will be a good indicator. However, he does not want to weigh up the packs against one another.

“It sometimes happens in a video session that we form the opinion that a team does not scrum well. When that happens, we don’t scrum well,” he said.

“I think our forwards realise the scrums will be important and I have confidence in them.”


  • Loffie assistant at the Force??????????? 😯 😯

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.05.09 07:52:14 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • Maybe loffie will be the assistant at the Western Farce :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.05.09 08:00:41 by knock on Reply
    knock on
  • Forget about where Loffie will be next year, WHO will replace him, is the bit I’m interested in.

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.05.09 08:04:45 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • lions had better win this one

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.05.09 08:47:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    I hope its Chester!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.05.09 08:47:06 by Morné Reply
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  • Comment 6, posted at 15.05.09 08:52:28 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 5) : 😆 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.05.09 09:45:05 by Claytie Reply
  • LIONS to win by 9….

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.05.09 13:40:40 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 8) : oh THERE you are!

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.05.09 13:44:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Give Loffie another year two, but then retain this team and add on and the team will go places. If they do lose the 8 or so senior players then Loffie would be wise to walk away from the team – even if it means a sandwich board and an intersection in Hilbrow

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.05.09 14:18:29 by Salmonoid Reply
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