Western Province winger Leolin Zas believes they have what it takes to do what they couldn’t do in last year’s Currie Cup final — beat the Golden Lions at Ellis Park.
On the back of a 34-27 win over the unbeaten Sharks at Newlands last weekend, Zas says the confidence in their camp is sky high at the moment and he believes they have what it takes to beat Johan Ackermann’s Lions in their own backyard.
The 20-year-old says: “The boys are positive – I feel we have the boys to bag the win on Friday night.
“The guys were happy on Monday [after the win over the Sharks] – where we were perhaps a little sad on other Mondays [after losing their opening two games against the Blue Bulls and the Free State Cheetahs].
“The win gave us a lot of confidence – we were a bit down and the boys are happy and confident [now] – we needed that win to believe we can beat the Lions this weekend.”
With a number of their stars in the Bok camp, Zas believes there is no better time than to get one over the defending champions.
Zas, who was involved with the SA A side against England Saxons earlier this year, explains: “Like [coach John] Dobson said, the [Lions] team will be easiest to beat in the last few years – they’re not the same team as in Super Rugby. So we can take them in this game.”