Currie Cup XV 4.9.2015 02:10 pm

Language inspires the Leopards

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

Leopards loose forward and captain Juan Language has led his side to the top of the standings in the Currie Cup First Division.

Language scored a hat-trick during his side’s spirited 36-31 comeback victory over the SWD Eagles in Potchefstroom at the weekend and continued their 100% winning record in the competition this season.

After missing out on Currie Cup status by one log point, the Leopards gained inspiration from that exclusion, which has echoed in their results.

The union has not tasted success in recent years and Language is determined they can fulfil their goal of lifting the Currie Cup First Division trophy this season.

Language, who hails from Port Elizabeth, believes the victory has elevated the Leopards to touching distance of the title.

“Last year we fell short of reaching the final. This year we are taking things week by week. We focus on improving on our weaknesses and sticking to our goals. The victory against SWD was a sweet one, and we are glad we could get past them,” Language told myplayers.co.za

He added that various facets of their game require attention, coupled with his own game.

“We need to focus on our set-pieces, especially our scrums. It’s all about our execution, and once we master that, we will be a force. My own improvement includes better tackling, contesting more at ruck time and general play.”
– African News Agency (ANA).

 

 

 

 

 

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