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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will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.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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Rag Queen and Mr Rag crowned at Kovsies
2015-02-18

 Photos: Actual Image

 

The Rag Coronation Ball proved yet again to be the most glamorous night of the year on the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) when the new Rag Queen and Mr Rag were announced on Friday 13 February 2015.

Carla de Bruyn and Wilmar van Niekerk, both second-year students at Kovsies, were crowned as Rag Queen and Mr Rag for 2015. De Bruyn was also named as the most photogenic female finalist.

With entertainment by V-Chord and Gerry Liberty, among other artists, as well as OFM’s Success Lekabe as the master of ceremonies, the evening kept all guests truly entertained and interested. Furthermore, the current Mrs South Africa, Sarah-Kate Scott, also graced the evening with her presence.

Overall Results

Mr Rag and Rag Queen 2015:
Wilmar van Niekerk and Carla de Bruyn

1st Prince and Princess:
Thomas Kolathu and Mia van Ransburg

2nd Prince and Princess:
Kabelo Mashabe and Chante Marais

Mr and Miss Personality:
Danzel Rademan and Chante Marais

Mr and Miss Photogenic:
Ludwig Döhne and Carla de Bruyn

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