The university team routed the local club side in the first of four pre-season fixtures aimed at getting the squad match-fit for the high-profile national competition.
Over the next three weeks, they will face tough opposition from the SWD Eagles and Free State Cheetahs, as well as Community Cup champions Despatch.
Despite the strong start, outgoing head coach Brent Janse van Rensburg was cautiously optimistic about his team’s early season form.
“I think for a first time out, we got the result we wanted. We didn’t concede any points but there’s still a lot of work to do.”
Janse van Rensburg said it was positive to note that his team showed signs of improvement as the game wore on.
“So early in the pre-season, all areas can be improved upon. The guys are trying the systems under pressure.”
He said they needed to be more accurate and less reckless with their defensive systems, while focusing on retaining possession on the attack.
“In the line-outs and set pieces we need to work on the accuracy of our ball-winning so we can launch a bit better.”
After reaching the semi-finals in last year’s Varsity Cup, Janse van Rensburg said his team would be aiming high once again.
“It’s a promotion-relegation year but we can’t