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Tries aplenty in Internal League Rugby

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 07:54

MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN: It was tries galore on a Dunedin-like Great Field as the Rhodes Internal Rugby League continued last Friday evening.

In the first of the night’s fixtures Founders ran in five tries to beat The Hill 34-5.

“We started off a bit slow and they were very good in the beginning, but we got one and another try before halftime,” said Paul Burgess, Captain of the Founders team.

Zimbabwe wins 3-1 over Mzansi United

Saturday, 19 April 2014 19:28

Kimara Singh: 'Zimbabwe' soccer team pulled off an emphatic victory over 'Mzansi United' (SA) in the annual Rhodes Zimbabwe vs South Africa soccer tournament which took place on Friday 18 April.

The victory may have be written in the stars for the Zimbabwean team as the country also celebrated 34 years of independence on the same day.

Prize bonanza at Digs Olympics

Monday, 31 March 2014 08:35

Phiwo Mandy Dhlamini: Last Saturday, the Oppidan Union treated enthusiastic teams of Oppidans to amazing prizes and vouchers during the annual Digs Olympics on the Great Field.

This event was aimed at bringing Oppidans together for a day of competitive fun.

Douglas Smith: The Rhodes University u21 rugby side lost their opening match of the season on Wednesday night against local club Gardens by a narrow margin of 19-15. It was an unfortunate start for the Rhodes youngsters, but perhaps a lesson in taking chances.

The entire match was marred by poor decision-making and sloppy handling from both sides. The early exchanges saw the ball bounce around the field in ridiculous fashion. From Gardens attempting cross-kicks inside their own 22 metre area on three occasions to Rhodes throwing passes to no-one in particular, the opening 20 minutes of the game were a poor display of the sport.

NMMU wins Intervarsity 2013 by 62 points

Monday, 19 August 2013 08:31

Intervarsity 2013 was held at Nelson Mandela Metropolitian University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth, the supporters and players doing battle with the incessant wind on Saturday 17 August.

NMMU won the two-day sports tournament with 398 points giving them a 62 point margin over Rhodes University with 336 points. The University of Fort Hare (UFH) and Walter Sisulu University (WSU) trailed behind with 238 and 207 points respectively.

Adriana Georgiades: Former Rhodes student Natalie Ann Ross won a gold medal in the World Duathlon Championships in Ottawa, Canada over the weekend of 10/11 August. Her winning time was 02:13:55, over 5 minutes faster than the second competitor. Natalie competed in the category females aged between 20 and 24.

Rhodes represents in Russia

Monday, 24 June 2013 05:10

Chelsea Haith: Mandla Gagayi, Head of Sports at Rhodes University, has been appointed the Deputy Chef de Mission of the University Sports South Africa (USSA) delegation to the World Student Games to be held in Kazan, Russia this July.

Strong start to RU soccer league

Friday, 12 April 2013 10:11

Azarrah Karrim: The 2013 season of Rhodes Internal League Soccer kicked off on Wednesday and TheOppidan Press will be taking a look at some of the results over the course of the campaign.

Teams have been split into two pools and both sets were in action on Wednesday night.

Abu Dhabi win pre-season cup

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 05:41

Azarrah Karrim: Abu Dhabi were crowned winners of the St Patrick’s Day Pre-Season Cup with a 2-0 win over Allan Webb as the knock-out tournament kicked off on the weekend.

The competition, which acts as a precursor to this year's internal league soccer, saw teams fight it out for a chance to bag top honours.

Azarrah Karrim: The Eastern Cape University Sport South Africa (USSA) League took place yesterday at Alec Mullins Hall with four competing university basketball teams from around the Eastern Cape.

Teams from Rhodes, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), University of Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu University battled it out to decide which two teams will advance to nationals at the end of the year.

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