DETERMINATION: Robert du Preez

The Sharks are hungry to bounce back at Kings Park this weekend after their horror 40-10 defeat to the Bulls at home last weekend.

Coach Robert du Preez is an upset man after his side simply imploded against a Bulls team that dominated them from the first whistle to the last.

And he wants his players to show what they are capable of when they host the Stormers this weekend.

Du Preez tells the Sharks’ website: “We have to be [consistent], we have to bounce back and take this loss on the chin, we have to move on and fix it this week.”

The Stormers can expect a heavy onslaught from their hosts in the first 20 minutes after the Sharks looked like pap snoeke against the Bulls.

Du Preez knows that getting out of the blocks fast will be important if they want to return to winning ways and fight for a playoff spot in the South African Conference.

He adds: “We spoke about the Bulls scoring points in the first 40 minutes of every single game, it’s been a trend of theirs.

“Unfortunately, they kept that habit going against us which put us on the back foot and from which we could never recover.

“They played the perfect game, there was a good mix of running rugby and kicking the ball into space - we just couldn’t handle it.”

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