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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will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.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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Kovsies impress with first match in Varsity Cup Series
2012-02-08

 

Shimlas defeat 2011 Varsity Cup champions.

38-10. This was the final score of our Shimlas’ first match in this year’s Varsity Cup Series. What makes this score even more impressive is that the Shimlas defeated last year’s Varsity Cup champions, the Ikeys of the University of Cape Town. In so doing they compensated for last year’s defeat of 20-57.

There is no doubt that Shimlas are licking their lips for victory this year because in the first ten minutes of the match, they scored two tries, one each for scrumhalf Kevin Luiters and hooker PW van Vuuren.

Other point scorers were Pieter Rademan, Fanie van der Walt and Nico Scheepers.

The second half saw another two tries for the Shimlas, but it was especially the team’s rock solid defence which cemented their success.

Captain Lappies Labuschagne was named as the Man of the Match.

The Shimlas’ next match is against Madibaz (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) at 19:00 at Shimla Park on Monday 13 February 2012 .
 

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