Hurricanes ready to weather the storm
SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Hurricanes are ready for the physical challenge they will face when they take on the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
Much has been said about the Stormers’ powerful pack leading up to Saturday’s encounter and the Hurricanes have put plans in place to counter it.
Hurricanes head coach Jason Holland admitted he was keeping tabs on what the Stormers were saying to the media ahead of the Round One fixture.
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“Their coach [John Dobson] and their players have been talking about that all week.
“They want to try and bully us and be nice and direct and take us on up front,” said Holland.
He added: “We know that’s what they are going to do, and we have prepared accordingly.
“We need to meet that, but also be able to put the Hurricanes’ game to them. We want to play with a bit of tempo, but we are not going to shy away from the physical side of the game.
“The collisions, both on attack and defence, is going to vital in trying to get the result on Saturday.”
Hurricanes captain TJ Perenara is relishing the challenge of facing a Bok-laden Stormers team.
“They are a very good team and they are honest about how they want to play the game and they do want to be physical,” said Perenara.
“It’s an awesome challenge for us. We know what we are up against this week.
“We are looking forward to putting our game plan on the field and seeing what comes from it.”
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