'One game does not define our team'
SPOTLIGHT: The Sharks will not be hitting the panic button after their performance against the Bulls in Pretoria this past weekend.
The Bulls put in a brilliant second-half performance to smash the Sharks 43-9 in their Round Three Rainbow Cup encounter.
Both teams headed into that game unbeaten and many fans were expecting a much closer scoreline at the end of the game.
The result would have been a big wake-up call for the Sharks ahead of their next match – against the Stormers in Durban.
“The score speaks for itself,” said Sharks loose forward Henco Venter.
“You don’t need to ask how we are feeling. It is not good.
“We had some reflecting to do and we did it. I think we are ready for the weekend.
“We had talks and all the critiques are positive. It is not negative.
“We will just keep being who we are.
“One game does not define our team, so we are excited for the weekend.”
‘This is our home’
Venter knows that it will be tough against the Stormers team that recorded a morale-boosting win over the Lions in Johannesburg.
“I don’t think it going to be easy,” he explained.
“I think it is going to be one helluva fight.
“We saw how they came back against the Lions, so we must be clinical.”
Venter added: “This is our home [Kings Park], this is our place.
“This is where we all live.
“We are definitely not just going to lie on our backs and let the Stormers come here and do what they want.”
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) May 18, 2021