CAPE TOWN – Western Province sure ticked a few boxes in terms of scoring tries at the weekend, but being tactically smart will be another key factor in their big Currie Cup match against Griquas on Friday, according to attack coach Dawie Snyman.
Province produced a quality first half at Newlands against the Pumas last week, but the second half wasn’t a replica of their fine opening-half production. They still managed a 45-14 win, though, and Snyman says their latest performance was an improvement from their disappointing display against the Golden Lions two weeks ago.
“I’m really happy with that first half, we created some opportunities and we scored. We wanted to improve on the Lions game where we created but didn’t finish, so it was nice for the team to get a few tries,” Snyman said.
“In the second half we went off system a bit and played from areas we didn’t want to play from, especially against the Pumas and that put us under pressure so we couldn’t get out of our half, which allowed them to get almost all the possession in the second half.
We also made a lot of substitutions and wanted to give guys game time, but that sometimes breaks the guys’ rhythm.”