Madibaz rugby coach Jarryd Buys is preparing his team for a tough path in the FNB Varsity Shield after they opened with a win against Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
The FNB Nelson Mandela University side defeated the Cape team 38-21 at the Madibaz Stadium on Monday, but know they need to keep that momentum up in matches tomorrow and on Monday.
In an intense start to the competition, Madibaz face Walter Sisulu University in East London tomorrow, followed by a second home clash, this time against Grahamstown rivals Rhodes.
Happy with the start, Buys said the team knew they needed to stay focused.
“It will be a big one on Thursday because Walter Sisulu had a good win [36-22] over Fort Hare last night,” he said.
“There is going to be an awesome atmosphere and Walter Sisulu do a form of the haka. So there will be a lot of hype and we need to be prepared for that.”
He added that their priority would be to make sure they did not deviate from their game-plan.
“Unfortunately when we conceded tries against CPUT it was because we were trying to play a different game, which allowed them in.
“We need to look after our discipline to stop conceding too many penalties, and then we need to react quicker to situations when they attack.”
Tomorrow’s match will be televised live on SuperSport at 7pm.