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UCT rugby players get schooled by Top SA rugby brains

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Springbok’s RG Snyman, Elton Jantjies, Marvin Orie and Aphiwe Dyantyi, as well as members of the Blitzbok squad, shared their rugby skills with 100 college football players from the University of Michigan in the USA, in Cape Town on Sunday 5 May.

Players and management members, are visiting South Africa as part of their annual experiential sports and cultural learning programme.

UCT hosted the Springboks and Blitzboks on Sunday where the rugby stars took to the rugby fields in Rondebosch to coach members of the UCT and UWC Varsity Cup sides to demonstrate the basic rugby concepts to the eager college football stars.


Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot, showing the visiting players from the University of Michigan how to scrum.
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Among the rugby Stars were Zain Davids and Philip Snyman who assisted the local varsity coaches in a fun-filled rugby coaching clinic, which also included a group of learners from the Vuka Busy Bees rugby programme.

“It was great fun to explain the basics of rugby to them – they learned a lot in the short time we were together and we managed to learn a lot from their sporting experiences and challenges, Springbok’s RG Snyman.”

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Varsity Cup, round 4

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Varsity Cup teams have now reached the fourth round after an intense three rounds of matches. Leading on the log is the FNB Tuks with 15 points, one point ahead of the FNB Ikeys.

All four matches are set to take place on the 24th at 19:00, playing it out at the Tuks Stadium, Wits Rugby Stadium, UWC Stadium, and CUT Rugby Stadium.

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Varsity Cup 2020

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Varsity Cup gears up to start 2020. With 12 rounds of exiting matches, and nine teams to take it to the field yet again to battle for the top spot.

Round 1 starts today with the FNB UP-Tuks to play against FNB NWU at the Tuks staduim at 16:45 CAT.

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WOMEN’S varsity basket ball to debut this year

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Basket ball, a sport not that familiar on South African grounds to make it’s debut this year. This time around it’ll be women holding it down on varsity courts.

Wits Women’s captain Danja Lunnemann sees the potential of varsity basket to grow and develop basket ball in South Africa as well as women’s basketball within the country.

“Varsity Basketball is such a great platform for women to showoff their talent in never-ending fight to have women up there too at the same time. I’m just glad the women’s Varsity Basketball league had to wait only one year after the first ever men’s competition. We’re so excited to show off our talent and play the sport we love”, Lunnemann said.

Lunnemann said further said that, “Varsity ball is important because it adds extra growth to the development of basketball in South Africa generally. Varsity Basketball will show South Africa that there’s more talent out there. This is a great stepping stone to grow basketball in South Africa.”

Broadening the sports horizon is very important and to see how inclusive sports has become over the years, women are now given a platform to represent women in sports within South Africa.

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