United Rugby Championship: Bulls wing Madosh Tambwe is only focused on the team

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Bulls wing Madosh Tambwe believes a mindset shift away from individual performance and onto the team benefited his game “tremendously”.

The Pretoria-based side is in the playoff mix as the United Rugby Championship heads into the business end of the competition, and Tambwe has become a key player in coach Jake White’s arsenal.

Team sport

Tambwe is now only focused on working hard for the team’s cause rather than himself as the Bulls welcome Glasgow Warriors to Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

“It’s never an individual thing for me,” he said.

“As I’ve grown, I’ve come to realise my mindset is shifted towards going into a game and being the best version of myself. I can help the team. That’s far better for me than focusing on individual goals.

“That has helped me tremendously. I would rather shift my focus and energy into thinking more how I’ll serve my team and be the best person and have that impact on the field, than just focusing on scoring or being Man of the Match or having the best stats at the end of it.”

It is all to play for in the competition as only four points separate the eight-placed Bulls and the second-placed Stormers with just two rounds to go.

Tambwe is using his playoff experience with the Lions to handle the pressure and look to secure a playoff spot.

“The last time I was involved in a situation like this was when I was playing with the Lions in 2018 and we were in the final of Super Rugby against the Crusaders in Christchurch,” he added.

“For me it’s challenging, and I see it as a positive. We’re getting to the business end of the competition, and I’m excited for the challenge ahead.

“The beauty of this competition is that you play against international players week in and week out. You need to be as consistent as possible. You need to do your homework well.

“One week you’re playing against a club with all the Italian internationals in it, the next week it’s a team loaded with Welsh internationals, and then Irish internationals. It poses a different challenge every week and your mindset is tested.

“I’m absolutely thrilled with how my own game has grown. The Vodacom Bulls coaching staff has been immense in terms of challenging me as a player. My teammates have contributed so much to the great rugby I’ve been playing. They’ve given me the opportunity.”

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