Thursday, 19 July 2018

CPUT rugby team wins USSA tournament

WINNERS: The CPUT rugby team has won the recent University Sports South Africa tournament held at Wits University, Johannesburg. WINNERS: The CPUT rugby team has won the recent University Sports South Africa tournament held at Wits University, Johannesburg.

The CPUT men’s rugby team has won the B division of the University Sports South Africa tournament held recently at Wits University, Johannesburg. 

The high-scoring team won all of its three matches during the Rugby Week with convincing margins and was rewarded with medals for their efforts. 

The team beat the University of Fort Hare 50 - 37 during its opening game, then Tshwane University of Technology 34 - 24 after a heavily contested match and lastly, Rhodes University 57 - 19.

“For the first half of the Rhodes’ game the coaches gave all CPUT players who did not yet have an opportunity to start a game to be in the starting line-up,” says Student Development Officer Bulelani Mlakalaka.

“That decision put us on the back foot and the coaches had to make changes during the break, after which the team performed much better.”

During the second half, CPUT’s changed combinations dished out the best rugby of the tournament. No wonder the final score was 53 - 19 in CPUT’s favour.

CPUT Captain Henrico Jacobs received the best player of the tournament accolade in the B division.

“Physiotherapy work in the mornings and evenings ensured that all our players were in the best condition to perform, even on the days during which they rested,” brags Mlakalaka.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.