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Football round-up

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN

Varsity Football and ABSA Premiership are all in full swing as at least three rounds of fixtures have been played.

After seven rounds of fixtures, the 2017 Varsity Football season has been dominated by defending champions, TUT Football. The TUT side has picked up five impressive wins from seven matches. They are at the top of the Varsity Football log with 17 points. TUT Football’s campaign has seen them score 19 goals in total, with the bulk of these coming in a 7-0 victory over UFH Football in the second round. TUT Football is the only team confirmed with a spot in the semi-finals on 14 September. Despite an impressive campaign, TUT are not without challengers to their place at the top, as UWC Football and CUT Football have both produced good results, giving them second and third place respectively. Both teams have 12 points each. TuksFootball’s campaign has proven to be difficult and disappointing so far. For a team which was considered to be a title contender from the onset, the team is currently fourth on the log. A tough away-game against TUT in the opening round, ending in a 1-1 draw, set the tone for their upcoming fixtures.

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5 minutes with Katlego Sotsaka

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN

Perdeby sat down with TuksRowing Champion, Katlego Sotsaka, to discuss his history with the sport, as well as his thoughts on its future in SA, particularly on its potential popularity among black people.

 

How did you first get started in rowing? When I first started rowing, I initially joined because there wa s a girl I had a crush [on] who was doing it, so I decided I would pick it up as well. As time went on, I realised I really enjoyed rowing. I started rowing when I was in high school. I initially attended Willowridge High School, but then finished high school at St Albans. I was a rower for both of those schools. I then joined TuksRowing after high school. While training for the SA Junior Championships, James Thompson, who was part of the gold-medal winning 2012 Olympic rowing team, suggested that if I would like to pursue a rowing career I should come to Tuks.

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Maroela win Tuks Koshuis Rugby League

MICHELLE HARTZENBERG

On 29 August Maroela and Mopanie went-head-to-head in the final of the Tuks Koshuis Rugby League at the LC de Villiers stadium. Spectators were kept on the edge of their seats as the two teams battled it out in what seemed to be the most intense game of the season.

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Tshwane 10s returns for second year

 

LORINDA MARRIAN

On 25 and 26 August Harlequins Sports Club hosted the second Tshwane 10s tournament. The event, which can be characterised as a “social Olympics”, saw the average sport fan on the couch not only watch, but also play against their favourite sporting heroes in a variety of sporting disciplines. This included touch rugby, lawn bowls, soccer, dodgeball and netball.

The rugby tournament was the main event where a total of 108 games were played over the weekend. In order to ensure that both the professional and social players could participate safely and comfortably, the rugby was divided into various leagues that consisted of premier, veterans and invitational leagues. In the Premier 10s League, the Middleburg Old Boys came out on top after beating the Naka Bulle 37-12 in the final. In the Get Spaced Vets category, the star studded team Stor-age Legends, consisting of players such as EFC champion Garreth “Soldierboy” McLelland and former Springbok and Blue Bulls player Bakkies Botha, crushed the Gauteng Barbarians with a shocking 42-0 in the final.

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UP and SA athletes shine at World Student Games

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN

The 29th World Student Games came to a conclusion on 30 August in Taipei City, Taiwan, with a number of South African athletes putting on some noteworthy performances. Team SA had male and female athletes and teams competing in nine different sporting disciplines including athletics, swimming, football, table tennis, waterpolo and badminton.

The UP athletes set the standards for their fellow participants early on in the competition, as swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker grabbed team SA’s first medal of the championship on 24 August, when she placed second in the women’s 200m Butterfly event, with a personal best time of 2:24:15, while Japan’s Kanako Watanbe claimed the gold, and Russia’s Mariia Temnikov made it onto the podium with a third place finish.

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