Men’s Inter-res netball adventure

August 3, 2009

By Matthew Theijssen

Netball is a game perceived as an art, where women show their grace around a court, whilst at the same time maintaining a high level of ferocity and determination to win. This is the view of most ordinary individuals, yet to the students of Rhodes University, 25 May brought a refreshed meaning to the game. Men from all corners of campus arrived to show off their skill and talent as they traded in their rugby and soccer boots for a pair of court ‘takkies’ to go head-to-head in an all out battle for victory.

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Ravishing Performance from Rhodes Hockey Teams

August 3, 2009

By staff reporter

The Hockey club, which received the “Most Improved Club of the Year Award” in 2008 Rhodes sports annual awards, are showing more and more improvement this year. The expectations were high as the Rhodes Men’s and ladies 1st sides departed for the annual USSA 2009 hockey tournament. The tournament took place from 28 June to 3 July in Bloemfontein, which is not the warmest place in the country especially during this time of the year. Both the sides started the tour off with double headers. The men pulled off two good victories with a 7-1 win over University of Limpopo and 3-1 victory over Cape Peninsula University of Technology. On the other side, the ladies had a good win over Central University of Technology by 4-0, and narrowly losing 3-2 to the hosts, University of Free State (Kovsies).

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Internal League basketball dribbles to success

June 17, 2009

By Lauren vd Vyver

Pic by: Sean William Messham

High-flying players and out-of-range three-pointers were features at the internal-league basketball. Alec Mullins was host to the first round of internal basketball games on Friday, 15 May, 2009.

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Rhodes’ Club of the Year for 2008 celebrates centenary

June 17, 2009

By Tshilidzi Mutavhatsindi

Pic by: Desiree Schirlinger

The Rhodes Athletics Club is one of the most successful clubs at Rhodes University. Last year, they won the Club of the Year award at the Rhodes annual sports awards ceremony, which took place at the Monument.

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Off the mark

June 17, 2009

By Ollie Field

The end of May has the potential to be heartbreaking for sports fans all over the world, as many of the sporting extravaganzas which have captured our imagination will come to end.

Let’s start with the Super 14. The Chiefs take on the Bulls this Saturday which will wrap up one of the most fascinating Super 14’s ever. Never before has the tournament had so many ups and downs for each of the teams, with even the Cheetahs providing an upset or two.

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Make Your Point

June 17, 2009

Do you think South African soccer is dominated by black players?

I think this is very true. One major reason I suggest this is due to the absence of soccer at both the formerly white government schools as well as private schools. So white boys (and girls) are not exposed to the sport and certainly not given an opportunity to play the game seriously, that is, in a competitive manner. This obviously translates into a lack of players from the white community at the higher levels of the game. Another reason is the strong resistance on the part of school authorities to making the sport available because of the perceived threat that rugby will be displaced by soccer.

Tony Fluxman (BA Political & International Studies)

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Bulls secure home final

June 17, 2009

By Fleur Rollason

Pic by: Desiree Schirlinger

The Vodacom Blue Bulls kept South Africa’s hopes of a Super 14 final alive on Saturday, 23 May by beating the Crusaders 36-23. The Bulls will play the Chiefs at Loftus Versveld in the final on Saturday, 30 May. It was a thrilling game with the Crusaders putting points on the board first, leaving the scores level just before half time – before the Bulls literally ran away with the game.

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