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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will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.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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Academic support for Grade 11 and 12 learners
2007-06-15

The Unit for Professional Training and Service in the Behavioural Sciences (UNIBS) at the University of the Free State (UFS) will be offering an academic support course entitled Study Reading to grade 11 and 12 learners during the third term to develop important reading and learning skills necessary for tertiary education. The recent teacher strike has a negative influence on all learners and in particular on grade 11 and 12 learners who are completing their final two years of schooling. Results from their exams often have to be submitted to universities and technikons for selection purposes. If they fail to achieve the selection criteria, it may influence their career options for the rest of their lives. The course will be presented at UNIBS on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein. It will run for seven weeks between 23 July and 7 September 2007. For further information please contact Ms Rika Oosthuizen at 051 401 2775 during office hours for enquiries or registration of learners.
 

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