MOKGETHI NKOSI: The University of Pretoria’s athletics team was crowned the university athletics champions at an athletics meeting at Tuks Stadium last Monday.
The event began with a flag ceremony led by the captains from the eight participating universities.
ISHMAEL MOHLABE: AmaTuks managed to hold Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) encounter at Loftus Versfeld Stadium last Wednesday. On-form AmaTuks striker Bongani Zungu cancelled out Sundowns striker Richard Henyekane’s opening goal. Both goals were scored in the second half.
DAN LOMBARD: FNB UP-Tuks successfully defended their Varsity Cup title when they beat FNB Maties 44-5. Throughout the season, captain Jono Ross and Courtnall Skosan played important parts in helping Tuks to win the competition for the second time. The two players spoke to Perdeby after the final about TuksRugby’s season so far.
ISHMAEL MOHLABE: Bongani Zungu and Mame Niang helped AmaTuks to beat AmaZulu 3-1 in the Premier Soccer League on Saturday 6 April. Zungu scored twice while Niang scored a header to claim his seventh goal of the season after AmaZulu had taken an early lead through Goodman Dlamini.
GABRIELLA FERREIRA: Tuks 1 successfully defended their Northerns Cricket Union (NCU) title in the final of the NCU Knock-out against the Irene Villagers at Supersport Park on Sunday 24 March.
ISHMAEL MOHLABE: The University of Pretoria held Orlando Pirates to a goalless draw in a dramatic Premier Soccer League (PSL) encounter at the FNB Stadium on Saturday 30 March.
The result could have been much worse for AmaTuks, who are yet to win a game since Christmas. Pirates’s right-back Happy Jele had his goal ruled offside with just less than ten minutes to go.
MAXINE TWADDLE: The University of Pretoria has been able to “get away with cheating in the Varsity Cup again”, Tank Lanning wrote in a Sport24 column, but UP has strongly denied allegations of cheating. This comes after the university, charged with fielding an ineligible player, faced disciplinary action from the Varsity Cup.
MAXINE TWADDLE: Last year’s Tuks Varsity Cup captain Zane Botha has been banned from playing rugby for two years after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
Rumours of a Tuks Varsity Cup player failing a drug test surfaced on Twitter on 6 March. Later that day Botha admitted that a test he took in January came back positive. Botha explained to Perdeby that he confirmed the allegations because he “felt that it was best to deal with [the situation] head on and confess and tell the whole story.”
DAN LOMBARD: FNB UP-Tuks beat FNB Wits 52-0 at the Tuks Rugby Stadium last Monday. The home side ran in eight tries and secured the maximum number of log points against their Johannesburg opponents.
Unforced errors characterised Tuks’s play as they could only put Wits away in the final 20 minutes. The home side failed to assert its dominance in the line-out even with the return of captain Jono Ross from injury.