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White's Brumbies will target Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies can expect to be tested this weekend

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Article Published: Saturday 23 March 2013|

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Brumbies head coach Jake White has warned the Stormers that they will target flyhalf Elton Jantjies in this weekend's Super Rugby clash this weekend.

The Brumbies are unbeaten ahead of their sixth round Super Rugby match against the Stormers after they smashed the Sharks last weekend.

The Brumbies are now second on the try scoring table behind the Chiefs and say that they have set themselves the target of picking up two victories in South Africa.

When asked whether his team would target Jantjies' defensive channel at Newlands coach White said, "100percent. Straight at Elton Jantjies - inside his shoulder, outside his shoulder, and when he gets up, back at him again! That's it."

Bulls centre Wynand Olivier and Sharks back Francois Steyn both exposed Jantjies defensively but in the Stormers last outing against the Chiefs he put in a much improved performance.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said earlier this week that even though the Brumbies would be playing away from home they are the favourites.

When asked about Coetzee's comment on the Brumbies being favourites White admitted, "We're very confident.

"We haven't lost, conceded two tries and scored probably some of the best tries in the competition.

"We've got an experienced team running out there," White told IOL Sport.

"The game is based on momentum and confidence, and we have that in this group. They know if they pitch up and do what they have to do, there is no reason why they cannot beat anybody."

In the Stormers last match they beat the Chiefs but let four tries past them for the first time since 2009 and after three matches only have the one victory.

White said that as the Stormers have struggled in the early part of the season they could be more desperate for another victory.

"We respect the Stormers for the fact that they are playing at home and beat the champions in their last game. "

"They are also desperate, as they know that they have to win this home game if they want to stay alive in this competition."

The Brumbies made an explosive start to the match last week and secured the bonus point before half time and White hinted that they will look to do the same again this week.

"We like to believe that if we score more tries than the Stormers, it will be difficult for them to win with kicks," he said.

"If you look at the stats, their attack hasn't been up to it, and Allister has agreed that they need to work on their attack. So, at the end of the day, if we can score some tries, they are not going to win with kicks."

"But we can't think that we must just arrive and it's going to happen. "

"This is make-or-break for them as they have lost two and don't want to lose three out of four, especially at home before they travel."

 
 
 
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