Back in the game



September 5, 2016
Back in the game

Man of the Match Robert du Preez

Du Preez believes WP can take the Currie Cup.

After a poor start to the season, Western Province 
flyhalf Robert du Preez believes they are back on track in the Currie Cup.

Coach John Dobson’s team lost their first two matches against the Blue Bulls and the Free State Cheetahs respectively, before bouncing back with a win over the EP Kings last weekend.

And on Saturday, they proved they mean business by getting the better of the log leaders the Sharks at Newlands (34-27).

Du Preez was named Man of the Match after a superb creative performance against his dad’s (Robert senior) team.

And while he believes they have turned around their fortunes in this year’s Currie Cup, Du Preez adds that they have to finish off teams better as the Sharks still had a chance to catch Province in the end.

Du Preez explains: “It was a good win for us, and I think we’ve turned it around now.

“[But] we can close out games a little better.”

With Province standing strong against the Sharks pack and also using the 
rolling maul a few times in the match, Du Preez is full of praise for the pack.

He adds: “We treated this game almost as a final — and the big talking point [throughout the week was] work-rate – the forwards really worked hard and provided the 
platform for the backs.”

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