Ackers give Coetzee advise

March 26, 2014
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imagesLions coach Johan Ackermann has given the Stormers a few tips on how to beat the Reds when they meet in a Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Saturday.

Ackermann’s Lions beat the Reds 23-20 at Ellis Park last week and the Lions mentor says he knows how to floor the Australian side. “The Reds do not have the strongest front row and start bending the rules when you put them under pressure at scrum time,” Ackermann told Die Burger’s website.

“You can also put them under pressure with lineout drives. You shouldn’t let the game become too loose, that’s their bread and butter, especially with the halfback pair of Will Genia and Quade Cooper. “They have centres who can break the line and strong wingers, but the Stormers defend really well and should be able to handle it.

“If I had to play against the Reds again then I’d focus on putting more pressure on Cooper. You have to try and limit the space offered to him and Genia and not give them too much time on the ball.” The Stormers haven’t been as dominant at lineout time – largely due to a crisis at lock – and their scrum also disintegrated against the Brumbies last week.

It will therefore be interesting to see who makes up the Stormers tight five when coach Allister Coetzee names his team on Wednesday.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 10:40 (SA time) on Saturday.

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5 Comments

  1. avatar LionsinPTA says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    When do you know your side is playing kak rugby? The day when the Lions gives you hints on how to win…….:soek: :pot:

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    @LionsinPTA: Hehehe :whistling:

  3. avatar DavidS says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Why did Ackers not just pick up the phone rather and let Alisster surprise the f***ks

  4. avatar Aldo says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    @DavidS:

    you mistake Ackers for Jake, he has everyone’s number

  5. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    March 27th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    @LionsinPTA: :

    Simple the Reds cheat excessively and cannot stop doing it so get in the refs ear like fly and give him kak.

    Touch the man in the air at line out and fall on the ground screaming like you got a pineapple stuck up your ass.

    Then when the forwards keep been so slow to get out the way at ruck to slow the srcummie down pull them out and scream once again like the pineapple in your ass.

    When that doos forward runs across field in front of his backline in a totally offside position obstructing and actually handing the opposition players to create the gap hit him with a pineapple then scream again at the ref.

    Then take the pineapple, not small one and stick in Coopers mouth(preferably the one that you just pulled out of the others guys ass).I would say ass but its hard to tell the difference with Coops which end is which.

    And when blondie comes on the fiels everyone pick on him cos he will have to get sent off eventually

    And when you score a try dont allow the Reds(they do tit all the time)to get into tussle to get the try reversed.

    At least Horwill swims less at maul now that he got pinged so many times…

    Funny half the time Horwell looks like he is about to cry because he has a pineapple…

    If you cant play constructive rugby go play in England. The Ewan legacy…copy the Crusaders.

    Even I can give AC advice…eff off and coach varsity rugby.

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