Van Zyl says four log points the goal
01/09/2010
Vodacom WP captain Anton van Zyl said the victory over the Lions in the first round of the Absa Currie Cup is history and they would have to do it again in Friday's clash at Ellis Park.
Vodacom Western Province captain Anton van Zyl said the convincing victory over the Lions in the first round of the Absa Currie Cup competition is consigned to the history books and they would have to do it all over again in Friday evening's second-round clash in Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium.

WP annihilated the Lions 32-0 in the game at Newlands but the home side since has made significant strides under New Zealand coach John Mitchell, while Province have lost two consecutive games and would be looking to bounce back from that slump.

Van Zyl is a former Lions stalwart and he knows his former team-mates would be fired-up to atone for the disappointing first round result. "We don't want to take too much out of the game (in the first round). When we run out on Friday evening we won't be 32-0 ahead, it just doesn't work like that...

"What we really do need to take out of that game is that when we do stick to our defensive structure and when we stick to our plan we're very good. Except for a passage of play in the second half, they barely even got into scoring range.

"We want to take confidence out of that."

The lock acknowledged that the Lions are an improving team, having won three games in a row now. "The Lions are a team that is improving and they are going to be a good team and they've showed that in the last three weeks. We haven't done well in the last two games."

Turning to the defeats to the Natal Sharks and the Free State Cheetahs, Van Zyl said: "Those are two that got away. Focusing on the lost log points is second priority.

"First priority is getting back on track and focusing on a win at Ellis Park. When it gets to the last three weeks, we can worry about that. Right now we're going to Joburg and we want four log points at least."



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