Rugby

Madibaz geared for battle upfront against Ixias

───   MORGAN PIEK 15:30 Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Madibaz geared for battle upfront against Ixias | News Article
Varsity Cup

The Nelson Mandela University Madibaz are expecting a tough outing on Thursday afternoon when they tackle the Central University of Technology Ixias during round two of the Varsity Cup in Pretoria.

Last night the Madibaz fell short with a 47-28 defeat to the NWU Eagles in what was their first game back in the competition, while by contrast, the Ixias lead the standing after their win against UJ.

Madibaz coach, André Tredoux, told OFM Sport it will be a real battle upfront.

“We know that they are going to be physical and they are going to bring the mauls.

“We will have to front up to that and also get stuck into a few plans that we have for them.

“They have a got a good kicking game as well, but we are looking forward to the challenge.

“We have had eight good weeks to prepare for the tournament and hopefully the boys can gel together as a team a bit more.”

This match at Loftus Versfeld will kick off at 15:00, while at 19:00 the Shimlas tackle the Eagles.

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