FNB UFH-Blues Head Coach Lumumba Currie is pleased with the performance of his changes so far in the 2018 FNB Varsity Shield Tournament. He released the statement below after their narrow 16-20 loss to neighbors, FNB WSU-All Blacks.
“Yes, it is a normal reaction for any team to be disappointed when you have lost a game and I guess the same applies to us well. We are highly disappointed and hurt at the same time with those results as we know that a lot was expected from the UFH Blues by our community. However, we know very well in sport we win some and we lose some matches. In the match, we dominated the scrums; we were good at ruck time, kick off time and played on the right areas of the field. Yes we conceded easy tries and lost quality balls at line out but those are minor things that can be ironed out.
Credit must go to both teams for quality rugby that was played on Monday night—it was really good and I am convinced this was the biggest crowd we have had for the entire Varsity Shield campaign.
Going forward, I am more than convinced that the results will go our way as we are ticking a number of boxes and gaining confidence at the same time. Yes, one is aware is that life is tough off the field and we have too many challenges which are detrimental to the progress of the team and affects players directly. Having said that, I am appealing to all the players to give their full commitment every time they wear the UFH Jersey as they represent the Institution.
Our “mantra”, is that we must double our efforts and play for 80 minutes”.
Next game FNB UFH Blues vs FNB CPUT
Date: 12 March 2018