Sharks skills coach David Campese remains unimpressed by the Vodacom Cheetahs this season.
Writing in his regular Durban newspaper column, Campese said Rassie Erasmus’s side were very limited in their approach.
“In my opinion, the Cheetahs are not an exciting team to watch,” he said. “They are a team that waits for their opponents to make mistakes and capitalise on the weakness. I have been shocked to hear people say they throw the ball around a lot because I certainly havenâ€™t seen them play like that.”
Campese’s comments are surprising seeing as the Sharks have already lost to the Cheetahs three times this season, starting with a 27-28 defeat at home in the Super 14. In the Currie Cup they lost 9-31 in Durban, and 35-37 in Bloemfontein two weeks ago.
“The game [in Bloem] reminded me of an Aussie Rules match, with all the kicking,” said Campese. “But thatâ€™s how the Cheetahs play, theyâ€™re simply a defensive team, who rely on kicking goals to win matches. For me, this was the most frustrating aspect of the Sharks losing.”