DURBAN – JP Pietersen did not have the happy homecoming he had envisaged last week when Griquas sacked Jonsson Kings Park, and now he has got to roll up his sleeves and set the example against Western Province.
The Capetonians visit Durban on the back of a strong performance in downing the Bulls while the Sharks are picking up the pieces after their shock 37-13 defeat.
“It is difficult to point out one thing that was at fault,” the 32-year-old said yesterday after the Sharks had been through a robust defence session under Nick Easter.
“I think the all-round team performance was simply below average. We said (pre-season) we’d pride ourselves on our work rate and, to be honest with ourselves, we lacked that.”
Pietersen says the commitment is there from the players and with that the Sharks can be fixed.