DURBAN – The Sharks are preparing for their trip to Nelspruit to play the Pumas extremely mindful that have to hit the ground running after their bye last week.
The Sharks lost to Griquas in round one, bounced back strongly to beat Western Province but last week had a break and there is a worry that they might have lost impetus.
Assistant coach Nick Easter yesterday said that so many teams get undone after a bye because it takes them a while to get going in their first game back.
“This week is very important for us having not played at the weekend,” he said.
“A week off is big in any competition. You see it in Super Rugby with so many sides struggling to hit their straps after a bye so we have to make sure we get the coaching right this week and put the guys under pressure in training so when they go up to a difficult place to play (Nelspruit), they are not shocked by it.”