The University of Johannesburg rugby team have had a tough season, but they are gearing up for their final challenge when they meet Free State University in Johannesburg on Monday.
With just one win, against Johannesburg rivals Wits, from seven matches, UJ are near the bottom of the log, but captain Driaan Bester is determined to finish on a high note.
“We know that Shimlas will test us if we give them the freedom to play in open space, so we have to be clinical in all departments,” he said.
“We are definitely up for the challenge we face on Monday. Our focus is ending with a positive result so we can take something into the season ahead and next year’s Varsity Cup.”
The loose forward said the team had never given up during the season.
“This year showed that it doesn’t matter what you put us through, we kept on trying in every match and the team never grew apart.
“The season has been really difficult for me and the team and it showed that small margins make a big difference in the game of rugby.”
He thanked the UJ fans for the support they showed throughout the season.
“To our supporters, we really appreciate your encouragement at our home games. We definitely take a lot out of that energy and gees (spirit) when we play at home.”