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Eagles’ Zinedine Robinson says home semi-final important

FNB NWU Eagles flyhalf Zinedine Robinson believes the defending champions’ experience can lead them to a playoff spot in the 2024 FNB Varsity Cup competition.  

 


The Eagles have won four of their opening five games and Zinedine gives credit to coach Burger van der Westhuizen for his tactics.  

 

“Coach Burger's game plan has been working for the team so far, whatever he comes up with works. Whenever he tells us something about a team, when we get on the field we see what he was talking about.”  

 

The Eagles’ only loss came at the hands of FNB Shimlas and Zinedine believes there’s always room for improvement.  

 

“There's always room for improvement. I think we dominated the first 20 minutes but after that, we let the opponents back into the game so I think we can improve in terms of killing games off.”  

 


With the Eagles currently second on the log, Zinedine emphasised that his team will play the semis and highlighted the importance of getting a home semi-final.  

 

“We'll play the semis, there's no doubt in that. I just think the senior guys in the team know what it takes to be here and what we need to do, so we don't feel any pressure to get into the semis and we'll just do what we've been doing. It's very important to get a home semi-final because the town of Potchefstroom always backs us all the way and we know what it means to the students and the people living here.”  

 

Robinson has played a crucial role so far with his brilliant kicking technique and says it all goes down to hard work.  

 

“I put in the work every week and I also watch the way professional players like Handré Pollard kick and try to learn. Whenever I kick I try to silence all the noise from the crowd so it’s just me and the ball which helps to reduce the pressure.” 

 

 

by Lesiba Dikhoba  

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