Tuks Sport

Back your boytjies: UP Tuks’ rugby redemption

DANIËL BASSON AND SIMPHIWE NHLABATHI

Over the past few seasons it has become evident that UP-Tuks prefers to play a physical game of rugby, but with the ever changing rules in the tournament, even these multiple winners of the Varsity Cup have been forced to change their approach.

In his interview with VarsityCup.co.za, UP-Tuks captain Wiaan Liebenberg said that the team is ready to exploit their opposition with a new-found running style of rugby. These statements were supported in Tuks’ first match against UFS-Shimlas as both Daniel Kriel and Duncan Matthews ran in long-range tries.

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“Talent plays a small part in the success”: an interview with TuksCricket coach Pierre de Bruyn

SIMPHIWE NHLABATHI

After TuksCricket’s win at the inaugural Varsity Cup Cricket Tournament on 8 February, Perdeby spoke to the man who picked the squad and led the team to win the tournament. Pierre de Bruyn is a former professional cricket player (having played for the Titans and the Dolphins), the head coach of UP Cricket, technical director of TuksSport and Supersport commentator.

 

Do you believe that your performance in this year’s Varsity Cricket Tournament was due to the confidence in your triumph at the Red Bull World Campus Cricket tournament?
It definitely has got a lot to do with that, as we got a lot of experience and confidence from the Varsity World Cup.

 

A lot of people believe that the wealth of talent in the Tuks team is what led to the team’s success in this year’s tournament. What do you think led to the success?
Talent plays a small part in the success. It came down to extremely hard work in our preparation as well as mastering our skill levels. We train [for] pressure situations and, with that, develop mental toughness.

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New ladies’ football team looking to make waves

ZUKO QUSHEKA

From having made the final of the 2014 Varsity Football tournament, to clinching the Gauteng provincial championships trophy, the reach of ladies’ football at Tuks has increased. This reach seems to have found the young ladies who play for AcedSports Ladies’ football club and inspired them to take steps to open their own club at UP. Their reason, as they put it, “was to provide a platform for young ladies to train and possibly do well in the sport and hopefully reach or emulate the success of the UP-Tuks ladies’ soccer team.” Perdeby spoke to Kgomotso Teu, one of the members of AcedSports Ladies this season, about their club’s genesis.

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Tuks Sport societies

TAY LETHULOE

In light of the recent marketing week for societies, Perdeby decided to have a look at some of the more unconventional sports and societies that Tuks has on offer, if the standard fare just doesn’t satisfy your unconventional tastes.

 

TuksVolleyball
TuksVolleyball is open to students, staff and the public. They are affiliated with the Gauteng Volleyball Union and participate in the Gauteng League. Kgaogelo Molantoa, a TuksVolleyball player, says that, “It is a fun way to exercise. It helps you get into great shape and it helps create a bigger social circle as you get to meet a lot of new people, while it is still fun and enjoyable.” They train on Mondays and Wednesdays on the LC de Villiers Sport campus.

 

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AmaTuks superstars

SIMPHIWE NHLABATHI

Get to know your Amatuks players

 

Mpho Maruping

Squad number: 14

Position: midfielder

Date of birth: 7 August 1991

Nationality: South African

Mpho started playing football at the age of seven in the streets of Thembisa. He started his semi-professional football career with Berea Albios in the Vodacom League. He got a call up to the national u/20 team in 2009 and was the youngest player in the squad at that time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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