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February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Varsity Shield Rugby: Rhodes vs Fort Hare

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    Geoffrey Shein The Rhodes Rugby team looked to turn their varsity shield pursuit around when they took on the University of Fort Hare (FH) at the Great Field. Varsity Cup/Shield Rules: Try with conversions are worth 8 points and penalties are worth 2 in order to encourage running rugby and …

October, 2016

  • 12 October

    Diversity within SA rugby


    Stephen Kisbey-Green South African rugby has come under the pump in recent weeks, after some dreadful performances in the Rugby Championship. And although our recent loss against New Zealand weighs heavily, one cannot forget the heavy criticism of Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s announcement earlier this year, stating the Springboks would not …

August, 2016

  • 15 August

    NMMU defeat Rhodes

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    Catherine Berlein Rhodes University’s First Rugby team faced off against Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) at the annual Intervarsity games, which were held in Port Elizabeth this past weekend. The game was kicked off by Rhodes to cheers from the excited crowd. NMMU dominated from the start and managed to …

July, 2016

  • 31 July

    Internal League Round-Up


    Adriana Georgiades Week 2 of the university’s Internal Rugby league saw Dream Team take on the Hill, Founders face off against Heathens, and Phoenix play GTN. All six teams gave energetic performances despite the miserable weather, and crowds of Rhodes students gathered to show support. Dream Team drew 10-10 with The …

May, 2016

  • 24 May

    Rugby Match Interrupted by #SRCMustFall


    Catherine Berlein Friday’s rugby game between Rhodes’ first team and Walter Sisulu University was cut short after interruptions by #SRCMustFall protesters. Walter Sisulu who were out for blood after a tough loss to Rhodes at Inter-Varsity last year. Rhodes kicked off the game, which resulted in a line out on …