The Sharks are facing fellow bottom-feeders Zebre in Parma, Italy on Friday, both aiming to end their three-match losing streaks.
Chained to the foot of the URC table, the Sharks have suffered three defeats in their opening three games against Munster, Leinster, and Ospreys. Meanwhile, Zebre, currently 13th on the log, has also experienced three losses in their first three games of the season.
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SHARKS BOSS HOPES HIS TEAM CAN TURN A TIDE
In a conference call from Parma after naming the Sharks matchday 23, Plumtree stated, “They’ve been really competitive in all of their games so they’ll definitely be targeting us – they’ll definitely be smelling a bit of blood, I reckon. We’ve just got to make sure that we enforce our game on them. They like to play a bit with the ball and like to score tries from deep. However, they do give a lot of opportunities to attack if we attack well, so hopefully we can build a bit and put them under pressure.”
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He added, “[Playing Munster and Leinster in] Ireland was always going to be a tough assignment for this young team that I’ve got here, and we were pretty disappointed with our performance against Ospreys, so this makes this [match] a real must-win for us. It’s only round 4 but we certainly would like to get some points and get on the table.”
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