Burger: ‘They don’t have a weakness’

Date published: July 22 2016

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 21: Schalk Burger (Captain) during the DHL Stormers training session and press conference at DHL Newlands on July 21, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Stormers captain Schalk Burger believes the Chiefs have no weakness to exploit ahead of their Super Rugby quarter-final clash on Saturday. 

The two-time champions arrive on Cape Town shores for the first time this season, fresh off a narrow loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Despite this, Burger revealed that they aren’t preparing to take advantage of a weakness, but rather focus on their own game-plan which is to put them under pressure.

“They don’t have a weakness…we’re preparing as well as we can but we can’t do anything about the Chiefs,” the Springbok told Supersport.

“It’s all about us this weekend and how well we can play and if we play as well as we can…we know that we can put teams under pressure.”

Burger is expecting a tough and physical battle up front, something he has come to expect from New Zealand teams. Interestingly, this will be the first time the Stormers face a New Zealand franchise this season.

“The Chiefs is the team that has probably got the most intensity from New Zealand and they’re also aggressive,” added Burger.

“The guys come out there and they physically confront you. They’ve always been that way…New Zealand style.

“There’s a lot being said about the backs and their style but they are tough sides to play against up front.”

Burger also heaped praise on head coach Robbie Fleck for his selection policy, which has been consistent over the past few weeks, leading to four wins on the trot.

“This is the team that’s been doing the business the last couple of weeks,” continued the 33-year-old.

“That’s why we played against the Kings with the strongest possible team we could select at the time and this is more of the same.”

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