South Africa may have beaten England in the World Cup final so there may be some hostility toward them , but not for Harlequins newcomer, De Wet Barry. The new Quins player, who is currently wearing the number 12 shirt, has been a welcome addition to the team, and is acclimatising very easily to his new surroundings and country.
'I have found a place to stay and I am settling in very well. There are obviously a few things that change when you move to another country, but the great thing about rugby is that it always stays the same and is a constant. The thing I find the most different is the circumstances in which you are playing.
De Wet knows that today's opponents will cause us many difficulties:
'The Ospreys match is going to be a great challenge for us, and if we can pull it off and reach the semi-final, it will be fantastic. It is always great to reach a semi final, so we will be playing on Sunday to win.
The Gloucester game was frustrating, and it was quite disappointing not to get the win because we put a lot into the game. We have to look at it as a learning curve and take the positives out of the game. To be 12 points up at half time and not win is disheartening. To have any chance of winning competitions, we need to be able
to finish off games properly. Hopefully this Sunday we can do just that.
For the full story on De Wet Barry remember to purchase your copy of the Match Day magazine on Sunday, where you can read about him on the Player Profile pages.
Harlequins v Ospreys, Sunday 2nd December. Kick off 3.10pm.
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