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Tuks crowned Varsity Football champions


Tuks were crowned Varsity Football Challenge champions after beating Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) 4-1 at the Tuks Stadium on Monday night.

Tuks scored two goals in each half, with NMMU’s consolation goal which came after the break.
Tuks came into the final having won five of their previous games. NMMU were the only unbeaten team in the tournament.

Tuks dominated ball possession in the opening moments of the game but they almost conceded an own goal in the 11th minute. Tuks’ Kenneth Matlala’s clearance header narrowly missed the far post when he tried to clear a free kick from NMMU’s Lukhanyo Ramseni.

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Tuks students ready for World Student Games



28 Tuks students will travel to Kazan, Russia for the World Student Games (WSG), also called the Universiade, in the next week.

Director of TuksSport Kobus van der Walt wished the students luck at a farewell function held on Wednesday. He congratulated Tuks students for being selected to represent South Africa at the WSG, which is the biggest international multi-disciplinary sporting event after the Olympics.

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Tuks player called up to Baby Bok squad


Tuks Varsity Cup and Blue Bulls fullback Jesse Kriel has been selected to the South Africa u/20 squad to replace injured wing Sergeal Peterson. Kriel joined the squad on 28 May.

Kriel said that he was “pretty blown away” by his call up to the squad. “I'm now focusing on what I can contribute towards the team and just enjoying myself in France,” he said.

Kriel represented Tuks in all of the university's Varsity Cup warm-up games and made the final squad for the Varsity Cup 2013 campaign. A left-wrist injury prevented him from playing in any of the tournament’s matches.

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