The FNB Madibaz rugby team will put their unbeaten record on the line when they face University of KwaZulu-Natal in the FNB Varsity Shield in Maritzburg on Monday (6.30pm).
The Nelson Mandela University outfit top the log with 15 points from three games, but they are up against another unbeaten side, with UKZN having won both their games.
Madibaz coach Jarryd Buys said he was pleased with their maximum haul of points, but said they were fully aware they still had much to do.
“Nobody in this team is under any illusions about what lies ahead. We have been relegated from the Varsity Cup so we haven’t accomplished anything yet.”
Nonetheless, Buys was satisfied that the hard labour they had put in during the pre-season training was starting to bear fruit.
“We have spent a lot of time on certain aspects and the guys are starting to get their communication right,” he said.
“This came through in the game against Rhodes where we used a lot of younger players. Admittedly there were mistakes but you can expect that from people making their debuts.
“In general, however, it was a big positive that we could use those new players and we were still able to keep the momentum of the first two games – it shows we have a bit of depth and that is a plus.”