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PWD Con­fer­ence lead­ers Chiefs 15 11 Bulls 14 11 Brumbies 15 10 Play-off places Cru­saders 15 10 Reds 15 9 Chee­tahs 15 9 The rest Waratahs 15 Blues 14 Sharks 14 Storm­ers 14 Hur­ri­canes 14 Rebels 15 Force 15 Kings 14 High­landers 14 8 6 7 7 6 4 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 0

LF4 432 3 415 3 415 0 7 399 0 8 318 0 7 307 0 7 292 0 8 325 0 11 344 1 11 246 1 10 273 0 12 288 5 421 4 307 6 348

A348 281 274 290 284 345 357 304 272 267 383 478 351 482 414 the Bulls at New­lands to be­come an ef­fec­tive knock-out game for the home team.

The Storm­ers might as well go for broke and, with noth­ing re­ally to lose other than pride, be pre­pared to risk de­feat in the quest for the four tries.

That though doesn’t mean they must start out by play­ing the ball wide, as summed up by that peren­nial and at times dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand New­lands chant, “swing it!!”, but by play­ing the rugby that will sys­tem­at­i­cally break the Kings down.

The Kings have one of the bet­ter de­fen­sive sys­tems in the com­pe­ti­tion, and they would love it if the Storm­ers came out of the tun­nel with the minds of head­less chick­ens and tried to play rugby their way- too diminu­tive back three just patently isn’t suited to.

No, the key to the Storm­ers get­ting a four-try bonus point win to­day will be the pack and the out of hand kick­ing from El­ton Jan­tjies and the back three that played such a sig­nif-

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TF 84 46 134 38 141 41 131 41 23 30 3 35 42 43 14 38 35 28 25 25 -58 33 -134 38 -105 23 -209 25 -126 30

TA 37 29 28 28 21 31 33 29 27 17 40 61 32 57 44

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