Lukhanyo Am is hopeful that the Sharks will find their rhythm on attack against the Blues. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

AUCKLAND – Sharks centre Lukhanyo Am says the team will be looking for a better result when they face the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

The Sharks have had a miserable start to their four-match tour with two defeats in Australia, the latest to the Melbourne Rebels, and will be anxious to hit back with two more games in New Zealand.

“We have the intent and we are able to win games, it’s about showing more patience and not putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves,” said Am.

“It’s been frustrating, we’re just not getting the results,” he says.

“The Blues will probably bring something similar to how the Rebels played; we know they like to play an open style of rugby, so we’ll try to keep it structured from our side, we don’t want to make the game too loose.”

Am is aware that the Sharks have been sloppy at times, giving away penalties and not playing the kind of attacking rugby coach Robert du Preez has always advocated.

“Attacking takes patience, and the plan is there not to force passes. It’s all in the finer details that we need to fine-tune to play more effectively.”

African News Agency (ANA)