Strauss ready for the bye

Date published: April 28 2013

Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss was happy with his side's seventh win of the season, a 26-12 home victory over the Kings on Saturday.

Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss was pleased with his side's seventh win of the season, a 26-12 victory over the Kings in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Despite the win that keeps them very much in the conference frame, the Free State side was unable to secure a bonus point for scoring four tries.

“We gave ourselves an opportunity twice to score the fourth try, but we just couldn't finish,” said hooker Strauss after the win.

Strauss said it was important his side made sure of the victory before going for a bonus point.

“With 13 minutes to go we took the kick at goal. It was for a deficit of 14 points and to secure the game. In the remaining minutes we backed ourselves to score that fourth try and we almost did so,” he added.

“We did create the opportunities to score but just couldn't capitalise on them. We were over the try line no less than three times, but we just couldn't get it.”

The Cheetahs now have a bye as their gruelling schedule has a brief respite.

“We've played ten games on the trot, but still fatigue did not set in against the Kings. The bye has come at a welcome time though. I must say that we are going to enjoy the week off,” he said.