Tuks Sport

Ienk athletics 2015


The annual Ienk athletics event, which took place on 3 March, gave first-years the chance to show off their athletic skills. Due to load shedding, the event was held later this year than it was last year. This initiative by TuksAthletics, together with the Tuks Student Sports Committee (SSC), gives an opportunity for residence students to represent their respective teams for the prestigious title of Tuks Ienk athletics champions.

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Tuks hockey pre-season off to a good start


During the past two weekends, the Tuks hockey men’s and women’s first teams took on the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of the Free State (Kovsies) in a two-match series where each team played one game per day. 

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TuksSwimming announces new initiative


With the competitive swimming season nearly upon us, TuksSwimming has been busy. TuksSwimming manager Rocco Meiring feels the importance of “improving and expanding our student swimming programme” is one of TuksSwimming’s focal points for the 2015 season. This year marks the introduction of ResSwimming, which hopes to see residences and prospective houses compete in the swimming pool like they would on a hockey or cricket field. The proposed programme hopes to have two galas, one in May and the other in TuksSwimming announces new initiative September, where participants can show off their abilities with some hopefully pursuing it further.

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TuksRes cricket players disgruntled


The residence cricket season is in full swing and speedily approaching its end. The res cricket league is very competitive but it also provides the opportunity for cricket enthusiasts to play the game seriously without being tied down with training every day of the week. Matches often go down to the wire and there are plenty of displays of talent from the players.

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Tuks give CUT harsh welcoming


UP Tuks-1 hosted bottom of the log CUT Ixias in a fifth round Varsity cup fixture on 9 March at the LC de Villiers sports grounds. Tuks went into this contest coming off a narrow loss to UFS Shimlas. Ixias were never really going to threaten the Pretoria outfit as they have proven to be somewhat of a liability in this year’s tournament. CUT had lost all of their previous fixtures, conceding a massive 227 points leading up to their meeting with Tuks.


Tuks immediately went on the offensive after kick-off as they crossed over for a try in the second minute after some sustained pressure broke the CUT defence. Blindside flank Jannes Kirsten crossed the try-line after receiving an offload from flyhalf Dewald Human. However, Human failed to extend the lead after missing the conversion attempt. Tuks were on the attack once more as Human set up Dayan van der Westhuizen for a try between the posts to give Tuks a 13-0 lead after a successful conversion. Tuks left wing Jermaine Kleinsmith looked to be out of sight as he ran for the try-line on a punishing 50 metre break, only to fumble the ball thanks to the attentions of CUT right winger Lethole Makoena.

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