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Prize bonanza at Digs Olympics

Written by 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.

Rhodes Rugby u21s disappoint against Gardens

Written by Friday, 28 March 2014 16:39

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

Written by 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

Written by 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

Written by 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

Written by 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.

Rhodes men’s B crew want third successive gold

Written by Wednesday, 12 September 2012 23:01

Denzil de Klerk:If the last two years are anything to go by, the Rhodes men's B crew are certainly favourites going into this year's Boat Race.

Informally known as the Gondwanaland crew, the Rhodes men's B crew have been successful at the previous two Boat Race events, having won Gold at both. The University of Johannesburg were the runners up on both occasions, and probably pose the biggest threat to Rhodes again this year.

Rhodes women’s A crew confident ahead of Boat Race

Written by Wednesday, 12 September 2012 22:58

Denzil de Klerk: Tension is mounting as the best rowers from universities across South Africa prepare both physically and mentally for what is the biggest rowing event on the calendar: Boat Race.

Boat Race 2012 starts this Thursday, 13 September, on the Kowie River of Port Alfred. A lot is expected from the women's A crew who have had an excellent year so far.

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