Feeney: Japan’s best won’t be easy

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July 4, 2017
Feeney: Japan’s best won’t be easy

CAUTIOUS: Stormers assistant coach Feeney

The Sunwolves just got their backside handed to them by the Lions last weekend in a 94-7 thrashing at Ellis Park.

Still, the Stormers camp reckon they will have to treat Saturday’s visitors to Newlands with caution if they want to avoid a possible banana skin.

Having already qualified for the playoffs, the Stormers, who will welcome back captain Siya Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth this week, will use their last two round-robin matches to “perfect” their game ahead of the knockouts.

And assistant coach Paul Feeney reckons they will have to do so while still respecting their opponents.

The New Zealander says: “The Lions played very, very well they just put on a tremendous performance. I think the Sunwolves just hit the Lions on a very, very bad day.

“If you look at the results of the Sunwolves against South African sides, they haven’t played that badly this year they beat the Bulls.

“You know if you get a flogging like that, the following Saturday you play for a bit of respect.

“So I’d be very surprised that if this Saturday they don’t come out with extra determination after the hiding they got.

“So we don’t expect it to be a cakewalk by any means.

“Any team that takes another team lightly can get knocked over, it doesn’t matter who you are.”

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