26 September 2018 Photo Varsity Sports
Fifth successive hostel crown for Vishuis
Vishuis will have the opportunity to contest a fourth successive national hostel rugby title next year after winning theKovsie internal hostel rugby league on Friday


House Abraham Fischer, more affectionately known as Vishuis, will have the opportunity to contest a fourth successive national hostel rugby title next year. Vishuis will once again represent the University of the Free State in the Varsity Cup hostel tournament after claiming the Kovsie internal hostel rugby league on Friday 14 September 2018 for a fifth consecutive time. Vishuis triumphed by 27-20 over Legatum in the final. 

Vishuis left it till late and only sealed the match in the last couple of minutes thanks to a try by winger SJ Fourie, who followed up a nice box kick by his scrumhalf.

Vishuis and Legatum, formerly known as Heimat, both earned a victory over the other in the round-robin stage.

Legatum II won the K2 internal hostel league thanks to a 62-17 win in the final over Veritas I.

In the K3 final, Legatum II was too good for the Barbarians, who is a combined team made up of the smaller hostels. The score was 29-5.

In April this year, Vishuis won their third national title in a row with an emphatic victory of 55-29 in the final against Patria of the North-West University. The winning margin was the biggest ever in a final of the competition.

Vishuis is by far the most successful team in the history of the national competition, with an unparalleled six titles. Vishuis walked away with the crown in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  

Apart from the six titles by Shimlas, Armentum (2009) and Heimat (2014) both earned the crown before, while Vishuis were also runners-up in 2015.