FNB Madibaz rugby captain Riaan Esterhuizen says their defensive structures will be the key in the FNB Varsity Shield final against Cape Peninsula University of Technology on Thursday.
The match will take place at the Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth, kicking off at 6.15pm.
“I think we did really well on defence in winning 46-0,” said Esterhuizen.
“But we know that CPUT are a quality side who have a good attack and our defence will need to be on point again.”
He added that the Cape team liked to play at a fast tempo, but backed his team’s structures to cope with what lay ahead.
“The guys’ hearts and attitude are in the right place for defence and we will be ready for their tactics.”
Although many of the players in a relatively young team have not appeared in a play-off before, Esterhuizen said they were excited about the opportunity.
“It’s true that we don’t have a lot of experience in these sorts of matches so we don’t quite know what to expect.
“But the guys are confident enough to put up a good performance and not let anything distract them.”