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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will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.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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American delegation visits UFS Centre for Plant Health Management (CePHMa)
2007-03-28

The Centre for Plant Health Management (CePHMa) in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) hosted visitors from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Agents and Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the United States of America (USA). Opportunities to establish co-operative research, training, outreach programmes and student exchange activities in southern Africa were discussed among others. From the left, are:
Prof. Zakkie Pretorius (Department of Plant Sciences at the UFS), Mr Matthew Lewis (Virginia Cooperative Extension), Ms Mary Ann Hansen (Virginia Tech), Prof. Wijnand Swart (Chairperson of CePHMa at the UFS), Ms Robyn Whittington (Virginia Cooperative Extension), Prof. Schalk Louw (Department of Zoology and Entomology, UFS), Prof. Erik Stromberg (Virginia Tech), Dr James Allemann (Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences, UFS), Mr David Moore (Virginia Cooperative Extension) and Prof. Neal McLaren (Department of Plant Sciences, UFS).
 

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Issued by: Lacea Loader
Assistant Director: Media Liaison
Tel: 051 401 2584
Cell: 083 645 2454
E-mail: loaderl@ufs.ac.za
28 March 2007
 

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