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Cane impress by Kolisi


All Black and Chiefs Sam Cane believe Kolisi is a South African loose forward playing like a Kiwi.

The All Black flank was full of praises for Kolisi and the form he has shown this year not just in Super Rugby but also during the test series against France. The Stormers host the Chiefs in one of the four play-off matches this weekend at Newlands.

Cane admits to being impressed with Kolisi this season and knows his side must limit his impact.

 “He is a South African loose forward that plays a lot more like a Kiwi‚” he told TimesLive. “He’s got good footwork‚ a great skill-set‚ and is very physical too. I’m not sure if he has bulked up in the past few years. I first swapped a Test jersey with him four years ago. We always make an effort to chat after the game. We’ve got a good relationship.”

Judging from recent Stormers performances it promises to be a frantic game at Newlands this weekend as both sides like to play at a pace, which should create another thriller between the sides.

Everyone knows that our game revolves around lightning-quick ball,” added head coach Dave Rennie. “Because of that‚ teams are going to work really hard to slow our ball down. Our ball-carriers and supporting players need to do a good job to ensure we get quick ball. And hopefully the referee will play his part in that respect too.”

He continued: “That last game [against the Stormers] was a hell of a game of footy. We made a couple of errors and got punished. We need to look after the ball. They’ve got a big pack and a lot of firepower out the back. That’s what we expect from the African sides. Hopefully‚ we can get a bit of pill and put pressure on them.”

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