“It’s Going To Be Tough Against A Well-Coached Cell C Sharks” – Albert vd Berg


Emirates Lions Forwards and Line Out Coach Albert van den Berg cautioned the Emirates Lions squad to travel to Durban for their clash with Cell C Sharks to not dwell too much on their current unbeaten run.

“Friday will be a good opportunity for us to show what we prepared for all week. We know what they are going to bring; they have a good overall kicking game, an exciting backline and a decent pack of forwards. It will be important for us to start well, stay in the fight as long as possible and hopefully get the win.”

Van den Berg cautioned that while a four-match unbeaten streak at home in both the Vodacom URC and EPCR Challenge Cup offers decent momentum, playing the Sharks in KZN is a different challenge.

“We don’t want to dwell too much on the unbeaten run. The feeling is that we can improve on certain aspects of our game from both an individual and team perspective.”

“It’s going to be tough for us against a well-coached Sharks side and while we take the confidence of not having lost in recent weeks, we won’t take this occasion for granted,” he concluded.