Warriors aim for record

2016-03-03 06:00
Photo: MG Röscher Nashua Warriors Sevens celebrate after winning the Nashua South Coast Sevens Cup at Douglas Mitchell.

Photo: MG Röscher Nashua Warriors Sevens celebrate after winning the Nashua South Coast Sevens Cup at Douglas Mitchell.

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AFTER bagging the Nashua South Coast Sevens Cup at Douglas Mitchell last weekend, the South Coast Warriors have set their sights on winning the Usher Cup tournament in Matatiele this Saturday.

If things go the Warrious’ way, they will be the first team to win the Usher Cup three times in a row since its inception in 1928. Warriors head coach Christo Henderson believes the chances of his charges lifting the Usher Cup will remain very good if their defence remains solid and other structures remain in place.

“It is going to be tough to beat the standard we set last year with only three points against us in the tournament,” said Henderson. He said he has seen how the tournament has evolved to be very competitive in the past five years, helping them adequately prepare for the season.

“We have to ensure we have the correct combinations and also ensure that we have the depth that we require to be competitive in the Premier League.”

Henderson said one of the most difficult tasks has been deciding who to include in the final team.
“We currently have a squad of 28 players that will be reduced to 25 for the Usher Cup. It always difficult to leave out players as sometimes it is a very close contest and players train hard but we only have 25 spots that we can fill and have to get the best players to fit our game plan.”

The Usher Cup rules say only 25 can be taken per team, of which there are 22 per game with three traveling reserves in case of injury.

Kick-off at Matatiele Country Club on Saturday is at 10am.

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