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- Created on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:02
March, 4 2013, marked a day in the history of the FNB NMMU rugby team, their 20-13 victory against FNB UJ was unforgettable and well deserved.
The Madibaz saw the results of their hard work and will be hoping that they don't take their foot off the gas when they travel to Potchefstroom to play FNB NWU-Pukke on Monday.
The proud coach Brent Janse van Rensburg shared: "Very commendable effort from our men yet again, everyone on this team is a true fighter.
"To get the first ever win over UJ in the competition is an achievement and I am very pleased that this has been achieved," the coach mentioned.
The side has grown in confidence after they recorded a great win over FNB UFS-Shimlas last week and this confidence is invaluable in their preparations for next weeks fixture.
"We have proven that we can compete and beat any team in the competition, we must just keep arriving on the evening and get the job done," Janse van Rensburg said.
As they go back to the strategy board and the field, preparations for their trip to Potchefstroom are well and truly underway.
"We are only focused on Pukke now and will look at improving to be better against them.
"We made some errors which put us under pressure and allowed UJ to have too much possession from our errors in the wrong field position, this resulted in us having to tackle too much," the coach added.
The Madibaz will be hoping that they can tighten up their game in certain areas in order to restrict NWU-Pukke.
"We will look at getting this right and ensure that Pukke are not given an easy ride to play from our mistakes and be given possession too easily as a result," Janse van Rensburg mentioned.
"Our discipline will also be taken care of before we go to Potch, it has not been bad thus far in the competition, but in the past game we were reckless at times as a result of being over eager.
The coach is excited about the prospect of winning three games in a row and says that Potchefstroom is one of the best venues in the country for FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International.
"We are looking forward to the next game and travelling to Potchefstroom where one usually plays in great field conditions complimented with a great atmosphere. We will look at soaking up the opportunity and enjoying the game," explained the coach.
The Madibaz success is in their hands and they will be hoping that with a win on Monday they can push for an appearance in the semi-finals.