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12 April 2019 | Story Ruan Bruwer | Photo Varsity Cup
Vishuis
Vishuis will be trying to win their overall seventh Varsity hostel title on Monday.

Managing his players is of the utmost importance if the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Abraham Fischer Residence (Vishuis) is to claim a fourth straight and seventh overall national hostel title, says Zane Botha, head coach of the hostel team at the UFS.

The Varsity Hostel competition, which will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.

If Vishuis makes it to the final, they will play three matches in four days.
They will face the Kovacs of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on Friday 12 March 2019, followed by the semi-final on Saturday and the final on Monday. The final will take place at 14:00 and will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

“This will be new territory for us. We will have to make good tactical decisions; it won’t be possible for a prop to play for 70 minutes in all three encounters,” said Botha, who is in his third year with the hostel.

The team played three warm-up matches, which they won convincingly. We still have the core of last year’s team, together with some exciting youngsters.
Botha explained that they kept to their strategy of working harder than anyone else on the practice field and during matches. In last year’s final, Vishuis defeated Patria of the North-West University by 55-29, which was the biggest winning margin in the 11 years of the competition. Vishuis walked away with the crown in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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Rain doesn’t scare Kovsie Rag
2012-01-31

 

 

 

There were rain, but also sunshine, when students of our university took to the streets of Bloemfontein on colourful floats, during the annual Rag main procession on Saturday 28 January 2012.

A festive atmosphere prevailed when the procession moved along Nelson Mandela Drive, with young and old gathering in the streets to watch the floats.

Earlier in the day, two processions departed for Heidedal and Mangaung, so that residents of these neighbourhoods could also share in the activities. Food parcels were distributed in the two neighbourhoods along the way.

The main procession departed from the Main Campus at 18:00, from where it moved to the Old Greys Sports Grounds for the Rag concert. Die Heuwels Fantasties and DJ Black Coffee entertained the crowd until late. The floats of Armentum, Soetdoring, Wag-'n-Bietjie and Legatum residences were named as winners.

 

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