FNB Ikey Tigers Go Into Playoff Mode

Andile Majola

We’ve reached the penultimate leg of the round robin phase of the FNB Varsity Cup 11 and the FNB Ikey Tigers have everything to play for.

The men from Cape Town are coming off a bye week, following 6 s weeks of straight gruelling rugby. As much as the break was surely welcome, one can only imagine that the players spent the week sitting anxiously watching the other matches hoping the other results went in their favour.

Next week, the FNB Ikey Tigers are back on the field and ready to take back control of their destiny as they face FNB CUT in Round 8. In

The side from Bloemfontein currently sit second from the bottom of the log going into this round. Considering that this year is a promotion relegation year they will be hoping to avoid that playoff spot.

This means that going into this fixture both teams have everything to play for, even if their aspirations lie at different ends of the table.

From this point onwards, every game is a knockout game for both sides.

The FNB Ikey Tigers will be hoping for a bonus point win in this fixture before going into their final fixture against FNB UJ to further increase their chances of finishing in the top four.

They’ve shown great heart and tenacity in the way they’ve played this season. They’ve also shown that a solid set piece and true grit and determination in defence can go a long way in winning matches.

They’re coming off a tough loss against the log leaders FNB Maties but would have learnt a lot from that match and will be looking to get back to winning ways.

The FNB Ikey Tigers have a good record against the side from Bloem, apart from their shock loss the last time the two sides met, but they’ll be looking to put that behind them when they meet on Monday.

They’ll walk onto the pitch as strong favourites and will be looking to prove the pundits right. You can catch the game live on Supersport 1 at 16:45. Come through to support at the Ikeys Pub and Make The Team as we back our boytjies to come away with the W.

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