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February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Varsity Shield Rugby: Rhodes vs Fort Hare

    2nd Half Picture

    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 …

July, 2016

  • 21 July

    Gym Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts


    Natalie Giquel The gym produces an environment where various types of people, for various reasons, come together in this often close-nit space to achieve whatever goals they’ve set out for themselves. Because the gym is such a highly charged atmosphere, there are certain expectations when it comes to the behaviour …

March, 2016

  • 9 March

    The rise of Oppidan Sports

    aige Matthews and Jason Usher are ready to put Oppidan sports on the map.

    Adriana Georgiades A lack of participation in inter-res sporting events among Oppidan students has been an issue at Rhodes University for some time, one that 2016 sports representatives Paige Matthews and Jason Usher are seeking to combat this year. According to Matthews, the biggest problem is a lack of awareness …

August, 2015

  • 5 August

    Internal Rugby League Launched

    Simon Quinn watches on as the Dream Team and Heathens prepare to engage in a scrum.  Photo by Francis Searle.

    Osa Mazwai | Photo – Francis Searle The 2015 Rhodes Internal League Rugby Competition was launched on 3 August 2015. The tournament, which was due to begin on 24 July 2015, got off to a late start due to a water logged and damaged Great Field. Unexpected loadshedding did not hold …