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Former UP-Tuks 1 player chases NFL dream

Written by Monday, 14 April 2014 08:28

SIMPHIWE NHLABATHI: Former UP-Tuks 1 lock Daniel Adongo has been playing for America’s National Football League side Indianapolis Colts since signing a one-year contract with them last year. The Kenyan, who spent a large part of his rugby career in South Africa, made the move after what he called “a series of emails” between him and the Colts.

Red Bull Campus Cricket

Written by Monday, 14 April 2014 08:28

USHENTA NAIDOO: Assupol Tuks faced Steinhoff Maties in the first South African Red Bull Campus Cricket finals. The three-match T20 tournament commenced on 8 April at the TuksCricket Oval.

Jetovator: a fun way to fly

Written by Monday, 14 April 2014 08:15

MICHAEL REINDERS: Jetovator is a new water sport trending around the world. It combines a water bike and a jet ski, which allows you to fly into the sky.

The Jetovator is a small, bike-like vehicle which is propelled by water jets. The jet ski which is used with the Jetovator has a special Jetovator unit fitted onto it which replaces the jet ski pump. All the force of water goes forward into a single tube which goes into the bike to send the bike into the air. The main thrust goes out the back and then about 40% of  the power will comes out of the handle bars. The rider then controls the bike in the same way that you would control a motorbike, except you do not control the throttle; this comes from the jet ski itself. The handle bars are used to control height and direction. The trick is to get your weight forward, as you cannot fall off the front of the Jetovator but only off of the back.

Tuks represented in the Cape Epic

Written by Monday, 14 April 2014 08:11

WILLIAM ALDRIDGE: The Cape Epic celebrated its tenth anniversary of the race this year. Arguably one of Africa’s most grueling mountain bike stage races, with eight days, 713km, and 14 850m of climbing, it’s not for the faint-hearted. The Epic attracts riders from 45 different countries and has 67% South African representation.

The Clever Boys get the edge

Written by Friday, 11 April 2014 06:30

Luca Kotton: A 1-0 VICTORY over Platinum Stars on Wednesday night have left the Clever Boys in good position going into the title finale.

The win for Bidvest Wits have put them in touch with league leaders Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs with six games remaining for the Clever Boys.

Luca Kotton: This year’s Varsity Cup tournament ended with an unlikely finish when Ikeys came back from an 18-point deficit with six minutes remaining to claim the title.

University of Cape Town Ikeys took the match, 39-33, in the Monday match against NWU-Pukke, which left the hometown crowd in Potchefstroom disappointed.

Ikeys trump Pukke in final minutes

Written by Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:21

FNB UCT scored three tries in the last five minutes to beat NWU-Pukke 39-33 in Potchefstroom and claim their second FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International title.

The home side looked to have their first-ever title wrapped up with a 33-15 lead heading into the final stages of a pulsating final, but the Ikeys refused to give in and somehow found a way to get over the line and break NWU-Pukke hearts.

Lameez Omarjee: The Wits Tang Soo Do came away with 10 medals at the national all-styles championships in Vanderbjilpark last weekend.

The outstanding performance of the team means that a few of them are now eligible for the world championships in September this year.  

Varsity Cup final at Potch tonight

Written by Monday, 07 April 2014 13:57

The 2014 FNB Varsity Cup title will be decided tonight when Potchefstroom hosts its first-ever final against the Ikey Tigers, who lifted the trophy the last time they made the final back in 2011.

Apart from the showdown between FNB NWU-Pukke and FNB UCT, the Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championship final and the promotion/relegation battle between FNB UJ and the FNB UKZN Impi will also be decided at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds - all televised live on Supersport One.

Read more to get the details for tonight's games, or have a look at our coverage of the last two finals:

Time to Jaboolie!

Written by Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:48

Megan Thomas: Everyone has heard the eerie legend of the “Jaboolie League”. The legend goes something along the lines of a free roaming Zimbabwean farmer named “Jaboolie”, a derivative of the Shona word for beer, “Chibuli”, who led his soldiers and instilled fear amongst his enemies as well as camaraderie and bravery amongst his soldiers. Though unsure the legend appears in your history books; the evolved “Jaboolie” continues instilling courage in the soldiers (students…) of UCT, through a more liquid form of courage and not originating from a free roaming Zimbabwean farmer.

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