DAN LOMBARD

The University of Pretoria hosted the South African Wheelchair Rugby League final on 24 November on Groenkloof campus. Tuks clinched the match by narrowly defeating the Bullfrogs 47-43.

The win marked UP’s seventh league title since the sport was started at Tuks in 2003. The 2012 season proved to be a successful one with Tuks competing in nine out of eleven matches.

“It is really great to have beaten the Bullfrogs in this year’s final, as we lost to them in the 2011 final. Tuks has a really strong group of players and the depth at the club has helped us to be so competitive,” said Tuks wheelchair rugby player Gerhard Swarts, who is doing his Honours in Sport and Recreational Management.

 

Tuks Wheelchair Rugby 2012 results

Round 1 (Bloemfontein)

Bullfrogs 49 – Tuks 59

Tuks 60 – Mustangs 39

Round 2 (East London)

Bullfrogs 54 – Tuks 37

Tuks 59 – Mustangs 22

Tuks 45 – Eagles 17

Round 3 (Cape Town)

Bullfrogs 56 – Tuks 35

Tuks 61 – Mustangs 31

Tuks 39 – Eagles 27

Round 4 (Pretoria)

Bullfrogs 44 -Tuks 50

Tuks 53 – Eagles 33

Play-off match to determine venue of final

Bullfrogs 28 – Tuks 57

Final Tuks 47 – Bullfrogs 43

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