Warriors focused on victories

08 December 2017 03:57:45 GMTPlus11

Jon-Jon Smuts has urged his Warriors team to win their two remaining Ram Slam T20 matches this weekend - and only then worry about the semi-finals.

The Warriors were finalists in two competitions last year, but are bottom of the table heading into matches against Highveld Lions in Potchefstroom and Cape Cobras in East London.

We have to give it a full go and leave everything out there.

Jon-Jon Smuts

The top four teams qualify for the semis and Smuts said: "It's pretty much the Titans and we don't know after that.

"Who knows what will happen, but we know we'll give everything in our last two games. We have to give it a full go and leave everything out there.

"I think for us if we can get eight points it will be great and then from there we'll just have to see what happens."

Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana also accepts it is now knockout time for his side. "The focus first will be on the Warriors, who have their backs even further to the wall," Toyana added.

"All the teams are close and they did beat us in Cape Town, so we can't take them lightly. We need to go out there and make sure we get the result we need."

The Lions currently have 14 points, the same number as the Dolphins, four fewer than the WSB Cape Cobras and two ahead of the Knights.

The Warriors are last with 10 points, while the Multiply Titans are runaway winners of the league phase of the competition with 32 points.

The Titans are 4/5 to win the Ram Slam T20, with the Cobras 4/1 and the Dolphins 4/1.

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