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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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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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Round 1 of Varsity Football

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Varsity football started on a high with all teams looking to make a good first impression, as kickoff began on Thursday afternoon.

The University of Free-state (UFS) went against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), starting kickoff with a close call win of 3-2, against the UWC.

FNB Player of the Match: Dylan O’Brien (UFS)

Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match:Nelson Chauke (UFS)

MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Dylan O’Brien (UFS)

TUT vs UP-Tuks

The Tswane University of Technology (TUT) wouldn’t let the Univeristy of Pretoria claim victory as they managed to tackle the Univeristy of Pretoria (UP-Tuks) to a 1-0 at their home grounds.

FNB Player of the Match: Brian Tshoba (TUT)

Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Saver: Sikhumbuzo Ncube (TUT)

MTN Connector: Jurgen Booysen (UP-Tuks)

UJ vs CUT

The univeristy of Johannesburg (UJ) were confident enough to take on the Central University of Technology (CUT) at the CUT Stadium. UJ ended victorious with 1-0 score against CUT.

FNB Player of the Match: Thabang Lebese (UJ)

Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Alan Mabuza (UJ)

MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Mpho Molwatse (CUT)

NMU vs UKZN

The Nelson Mandela University was playing at their home ground and made their fans proud, as they made their home ground an advantage leading up to a 2-1 victory against the University of Kwa-zulu Natal (UKZN).

FNB Player of the Match: Simphiwe Mlangeni (NWU)

Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Kagiso Ramadivhane (NWU)

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