{
    "title": "'Cheetahs' discipline isn't a problem'",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/1\/Rory-Duncan-170909-Walks-G-300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>Toyota Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan believes his side will rectify their disciplinary issues soon after a fortnight where they have suffered at the hands of referees in the Pro14.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nDuncan\u2019s side were given two yellow cards against Treviso two weeks ago, upending their dominance in the game and allowing the Italian side to take advantage and storm home to victory.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nThis past weekend the Cheetahs again gave away three yellow cards \u2013 bringing to five the total for the fortnight \u2013 in their victory against the Southern Kings.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nAnd while they did well by scoring two tries when down to 13 at the end of the game, it is certainly something that is getting attention from the coaching staff ahead of the return game against the Kings in Bloemfontein this weekend.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\u201cWith regards to the yellow cards, if a yellow card is for foul play and similar issues that is one thing, but if it is technical issues and not all the same area, you have to take everything into context. Having a look at the yellow cards is something we\u2019ve discussed as a team,\u201d Duncan told Supersport.com<\/p><p>\r\n\r\n\u201cObviously we don\u2019t want to find ourselves in that situation but in saying that, I must be honest. I\u2019m very chuffed with the way the guys handled the situation with 13 men again. It\u2019s something we chatted about in the week and the guys\u2019 execution was fantastic \u2013 to hang onto possession and to still control the game with 13 men on the park.\u201d<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nThe key, according to Duncan, is the reasoning for the yellow cards, and none of which have been for foul play. This makes a huge difference in trying to address the indiscipline, he believes.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\n\u201cThey were yellow cards for repeated infringements and I think if we look at our discipline in general and our penalty count in general, and sort that out that will sort out the bulk of the yellow cards,\u201d he added.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nThe team will also have midfielder Clinton Swart available after he returns from injury for the Bloemfontein game, while Makazole Mapimpi is set to play his last game for the Cheetahs, as he is set to move to the Cell C Sharks next week to start preparing for Vodacom Super Rugby.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Toyota Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan believes his side will rectify their disciplinary issues soon after a fortnight where they have suffered at the hands of referees in the Pro14.",
    "date": "2018-01-18T08:14:07",
    "author": "Brenden Nel",
    "credit": "supersport.com",
    "img_credit": "Rory Duncan \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "Pro14",
    "videos": []
}