UJ Alumni Impumelelo Magazine Edition 8

UJ 7s rugby women’s team celebrate finishing as second runners up in the Queens of Africa Kampala 7s tournament in Uganda.

it has always been when playing against Stellenbosch University. Ours was to stick to the game plan and that was what the players did. I am very proud of the boys; it is a young group but they are willing to work for the badge. We look forward to what lies ahead from here on,” said Patrick Ross-Allen, Head Coach: UJ men’s 7s team. By winning the 2nd edition of the FASU Kings of Africa Kampala 7s tournament, the UJ men have qualified to represent Africa in the University 7s World Cup in Russia in 2022. The ladies will also be expected to make an appearance again when the third edition of the Kampala 7s tournament takes place in 2022. MEN: Francois Pretorius Siphiwe Mazibuko Khanya Ncusane Sinovuyo Bali Tyreeq February Kelvin Kanenungo Mpho Kubheka (C)Gerath Louw Gerald Mushwana Gabriel Solomons Tumelo Sachane MANAGEMENT: Head coach: Patric Ross-Allen Team manager: Bongani Mashiya Sport scientist: Thokozani Mtsweni Physiotherapist: Tshegofatso Moshikaro Media officer: David Sootho

in 2022. At half time, Maties led the game. The tense demeanour of the UJ technical team and reserve players meant that UJ was eager to change the score in their favour. In the second half, UJ broke the opponent’s defensive line, scoring their first try and converting it to restore hope. Maties made it hard for UJ, but UJ’s solid defence saved them. A few seconds before the referee’s final whistle, UJ’s Khanya Ncusane scored the winning try, the fans rising in jubilation. “The tournament was amazing, and all teams showed intent. Our first two games were a bit rusty, but the players came around and peaked at the right time. I knew the final was going to be tough as

WOMEN: Priscilla Sithole Aliyah Tchogna-Njamen Akhona Nkosi Mpumelelo Dlamini Masingita Simango (C) Nthabiseng Ncalane Precious Maduchem Lefa Moloi Travelling Squad:

Khanyisile Ntai Mpho Moselane Mardiya Usman Lesego Malebadi MANAGEMENT:

Head coach: Bongiwe Nhleko Team manager: Karabo Kekana Sport Scientist: Liphiwe Nxasana Media officer: David Sootho


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