Pythons ready for tough Isis challenge
THE Pythons want to be the last team standing this weekend when they take on fellow undefeated team the Isis Crushers in the fourth round of the Spring Cup.
Buoyed by their opening two victories against the Falcons and the Barbarians, the Pythons are preparing for their toughest challenge of the season.
With a full strength squad to choose from as well, coach Victor Neo says his team has trained well in the lead-up to the match.
"The team is in high spirits and our preparation has gone off without a hitch," he said.
"Isis are the team to beat in this competition and we know we need to play well to win."
Neo said the Crushers have impressed him this year.
"The team is far more structured than in previous years and that is a credit to their coach," Neo said.
"They know how to grind out wins and we've seen that this season."
With the forward pack strong for the Crushers, the Pythons know they need to match them in the scrum.
"Our scrum needs to be strong for 80 minutes and we have trained to do that all week," Neo said.
"We're hoping the forwards play well to provide our backs with space so they can show their pace."
The Pythons believe they can win if their backs play well.
"It will be a good hard game but we can beat Isis," Neo said.
In the other round four match, the two winless teams, the Falcons and the Barbarians, will face each other.