Sport Bites for Issue 12.
TuksHockey head to India
TuksHockey saw nine players named as part of the South Africa under 21 national field hockey team that will play in the 2021 Men’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup. The tournement will take place in India from 24 November to 5 December. The team will be led by captain Guy Morgan and vice-captain Jared Campbell.
TuksVolleyball win silver
TuksVolleyball women’s team won the silver medal at the 2021 Volleyball South Africa National Club Championships, held in Benoni. The team was led by captains GP Fourie and Natasha Webber, and assistant coach Rudolph du Plessis. With their second place win, the team has also qualified for the 2022 CAVB Zone Six tournament.
TuksVolleyball player, Natasha Webber, was also named Most Valuable Player in the women’s division. On being named MVP, Webber told TuksSport that she “never expected to still have such a big impact on my team and other players in general. […] It is an honour and a privilege to still […] make a difference.”
TuksCricket alumni Player of the Match
TuksCricket alumni, Ruben Trumpelmann, was named Player of the Match as an Namibian international cricketer for the recent match against Scotland as part of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
TuksRugby players signed
TuksRugby player, Jaco Bezuidenhout, has been signed with the Houston SaberCats Rugby in the USA for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. Bezuidenhout plays a flanker position and co-led UP-Tuks to a Varsity Cup victory in May.
TuksRugby player, Johan Mulder, was also signed for the 2022 season with Griquas Rugby. Mulder plays a scrum-half position and has represented UP at the Varsity Cup.