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Momentum killer


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Mar 2015 at 10:00
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Put yourself in the shoes of a coach whose side has managed to record a good win – a vital win – after a string of bad results.

Nothing – I repeat nothing – is now as important to the team, the fans, the administration as being able to build on that win and turning an isolated decent performance into a string of good results. To make matters worse, let’s assume that your next foe is one of the competition’s front-runners, coming to play you high on confidence and with an even better win under their own belts against a previously unbeaten team.

Surely you have to throw everything – including the kitchen sink – into winning that game? As is, you’re faced with an injury report for the week that rules out no fewer than three big name players ahead of the encounter, so you’re going to have to mix and match a little.

… and then someone tells you that you’re not allowed to play three of your match winners because they need rest?

As that coach, who lives and dies by the result, that’s got to be a pretty bitter pill to swallow. Let’s hope that sanity prevails and that any coach who finds himself in such a position is able to make a compelling case against this blanket policy and come to some sort of a sensible compromise. Perhaps the following week’s game against a slightly softer foe might be the right time for these hard working players to enjoy their week off?

We’ll keep you posted.



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