Cheetahs in attacking mode

Bloemfontein - The Cheetahs will not be in defensive mode for their last Super Rugby home game of the season against the Stormers at Free State Stadium on Saturday.

The home side, according to Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske, will run on to the pitch with the intention of throwing everything but the kitchen sink at a Stormers side that pride themselves on solid defence.

"We want to attack from the get go, but if that doesn't work then we will switch to plan B and start kicking the ball around," Drotske said.

"That's what we will do if we don't gain any momentum from our attack."

Drotske's side are playing for pride, while seeking momentum for the Currie Cup competition.

The Stormers, meanwhile, are in the running for a place in the knockout stages of the competition and will go all out against the Cheetahs.

Aiming to close out the group stage at the top of the combined Super Rugby conference, the visitors will go in search of a bonus point.

"We've been highly motivated for the past 14 weeks," said Stormers coach Allister Coetzee.

"It's all about creating a winning culture within the team. We want to continue that against the Cheetahs."

Stormers captain Jean de Villiers said the Cape outfit were prepared for a tricky Cheetahs side.

"We know that the Cheetahs can be unpredictable but we're better off concentrating on what we want to do," De Villiers said.

"We will be prepared to expect anything from them and in the end it all comes to how well we execute our game plan.

"They have a lot to play for since they could record their best Super Rugby season this year."

harold.lloyd.520 2012/07/06 02:26:53 PM
Go Cheetahs! You've got the support of the majority of the nation.
Cape Maori 2012/07/06 02:29:48 PM
Ai Naka, really hope this is your last season! Go Cheetahs and welcome back to Harold!
Blou-Daan Blou 2012/07/06 02:30:30 PM
Ek dink hier kan net dalk n groot verasing kom vir die Stormers...!!!
bulla.loftus 2012/07/06 02:41:53 PM
Cheetahs gaan die visvoete "hammer" die naweek! Hiedie naweek gaan die papsak en snoek verkope af wees na die pak slae wat hulle gaan kry... Cheetahs by 10
Grant Butler 2012/07/06 02:45:23 PM
If Sharks win tonight Stormers will be able to basically go for broke tomorrow....kick penalties into corners, etc and try and get the 4 trys at any and all costs....have to try and top the combined log boys! Go for it!!
Theuns Pretorius 2012/07/06 02:48:45 PM
ons is laang jare se droogtes deur.... maar stormer sal ek bly...
Nico Eksteen 2012/07/06 03:08:59 PM
Stormers gaan 5 puntjies vat daar by die cheaters môre. Don`t know what to say about the guppies/pienkkoeie match. The supporters of these 2 teams are so despicable that one wishes that both lose.
James 2012/07/06 03:50:20 PM
Sharkies please show those inbreds how to play rugby tonight. These koeie think they still playing on their daddy's farm. You're in the shark tank tonight.
Azure Phoenix 2012/07/06 04:04:06 PM
Uh huh ... And how did that work out against the Bulls?
MINION 2012/07/06 05:35:32 PM