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Varsity Cup – UJ defeats Wits

WITS’ second loss in five matches, sees UJ victorious.

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Shaun Williams of UJ Photo: Christiaan Kotze/SASPA/VarstityCup

The University of Johannesburg’s savoured it’s first win of the 2019 Varsity Cup season, playing against WITS at UJ Stadium on Monday 5th March evening.

WITS took the loss end for the second time around as this was it’s second loss in five matches, although it looked promising in the first-half, UJ held on leading 17-0 at halftime.


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WITS tried to power through in the 52nd minute with a try by Adrian van Blerk, and shortly afterwards, a seven-point run-in from Kasende Kapepula which took them within striking range of UJ at 20-16.

Two penalty kicks, followed by a converted try, saw UJ picking up the score, with only five minutes to go, a converted five-pointer by Adriaan Bester put UJ in the lead securing a victory at the end of the game.

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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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Varsity sports football results since kick-off

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4 rounds to go until, one team claims the victory. We have experienced 5 rounds of varsity diski, and top of the football log is TUT with 10 points, making a two points difference between TUT and the teams which are in second and third place on the log.

Following on the football log in second place is the NMU which sits with 8 points together with UFS.

UWC, UJ and the UP follow each other on the log, after 5 rounds of football they all sit with a score of 7, followed by CUT with the score of 6 and UKZN with just 2 points making it last on the log.

Round 6 of football is set to take place on the 29th this week.

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Gearing up for varsity Netball 2019

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Eight teams and nine rounds, for the netball teams to begin their quest as they take it to the court for the number one spot.

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The Madibaz, Maties, Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Tswane University of Technology (TUT), Univeristy of Free-State (UFS), Univeristy of Johannesburg ( UJ), University of Pretoria TUKS (UP Tuks), University of Western Cape (UWC) will take on 9 rounds for the varisty netbal glory.

Matches are set to begin on the 26th of August.

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