After suffering three losses in a row, FNB Madibaz rugby captain Riaan Esterhuizen said their sole focus was on their next match against NWU-Pukke in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
Although disappointed to lose 32-29 to Wits at Madibaz Stadium on Monday, the midfielder said their mood remained positive.
“Our focus is now on Pukke and what they will bring to the game,” he said.
“We are taking it match by match and not getting ahead of ourselves in any way.”
He said they were looking forward to the backing of their home fans on Monday and would be aiming to bounce back.
“Often it’s about the bounce of the ball and any team can rock up and have a massive performance.
“It is a long season and there is still time to turn things around. The guys are ready to fight all the way.”
Esterhuizen said he felt they still needed to work on controlling possession better.
“We are getting to the stage where 50-50 passes are being made when we are trying to spread the ball wide.
“That often ends up in us losing the ball too easily, so we just need to look after our possession a bit better.
“We are coughing up the ball at crucial moments.”
The former Daniel Pienaar pupil said he was enjoying his role as captain.
“The guys are fighting hard and it’s a matter of keeping them motivated as well as setting an example on the training field when we are preparing for the next game,” he said.
“The fighting qualities in the team make my job a lot easier.”