NMMU students must capitalise to improve standings
AFTER slumping to two defeats in their opening three matches, the Madibaz will have to make full use of their remaining three Varsity Cup home games if they want to start climbing up the league table.
The Madibaz leaked five tries on their way to a 40-13 defeat against the Ikeys in Cape Town and must now beat UJ (University of Johannesburg) in their next match, in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
A defeat against Pukke on the opening day of the season followed by a hard-fought win over the Central University of Technology (CUT) and Monday’s defeat against Ikeys have left the Madibaz desperate for another win.
After the UJ game, the Madibaz still have home games against Shimlas on March 9 and Tuks in Port Elizabeth on March 23.
Their remaining away game is against a struggling Maties outfit on March 16 in Stellenbosch.
After the Ikeys defeat, the Madibaz are sixth on the eight-team log with six points from three outings.
The full log after three games is: Tuks (13), Shimlas (12), UJ (9), Pukke (9), UCT (8), Madibaz (6), Maties (6), CUT (6).
The top four teams will qualify for the semifinals, with the top two teams enjoying home-ground advantage in the playoffs.
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