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Ikeys driven by game plan and defensive mindset

Updated: Mar 25

FNB UCT Ikeys have a lot to play for in the latter stages of the 2024 FNB Varsity Cup competition.  

 


With one loss, one draw and three victories, the Ikey Tigers find themselves fourth on the log, equal on points with FNB Maties also on 18 points.

 

Defence coach Craig Childs says the team knows what's at stake and will give it their all in the remaining fixtures.  

 

"The team is building a nice understanding of our game model and what this year's tournament requires for us to be in the mix come semi-final time. Our team is driven by our shared values, we focus on those, rather than chasing results. 

 

"We challenge ourselves to deliver on our values week in and week out rather than focussing too far ahead. All sights now are on UWC (Monday 25 March) and bringing the best of ourselves this week and into the game.” 

 


After the UWC fixture, Ikeys travel to Potchefstroom to face defending champions FNB NWU Eagles.  

 

Childs says the team’s game model is going to be crucial.  

 

"Our game model can be tricky to play against, but when we execute, at the intensity and accuracy we are happy with we can get on top of teams. Our defensive mindset is strongly driven by our trained behaviours.  

 

"We do not focus on stopping tries but rather creating pressure on the opposition to force them to feed our game model.  

 

"We delivered in this regard in patches this past week and we are very motivated to increase our consistency this week." 

 

 

by Ayanda Frances Felem  

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