#TuksGolf: “I went to university because I see knowledge as power, and education is important.” - Nobuhle Dlamini
Posted on November 19, 2022
UP-Tuks Sportswoman of the Year 2013, Nobuhle Dlamini, became the first female professional player from her country, Eswatini when she turned pro in 2014.
Having graduated from the University of Pretoria, Dlamini went to the LET’s Q School and secured status then played on Tour for the...
#TuksWomensRugby: "I think I have become a better player playing traditional rugby and sevens," says Nadine Roos.
Posted on October 10, 2022
The TuksWomensRugby player, Nadine Roos, is a Springbok Women and Sevens international player. Currently, she is part of the South African national women’s rugby team for the 2021 Rugby World Cup – women’s tournament in New Zealand.
Beat France and play in the playoffs. That...
#TuksSport: TuksHockey teams make history by claiming their respective 2022 Varsity Hockey titles
Posted on October 08, 2022
On Thursday, 6 October 2022, TuksHockey made history when their men's and women’s teams clinched their respective Varsity Hockey titles during the Varsity Sports Festival hosted at the University of Pretoria.
In the history of Varsity Sports, it has not happened. The chances that men's...
#TuksWomensRugby: Libbie Janse van Rensburg gets a thrill every time she scores for the Springbok Women
Posted on October 07, 2022
Points on the "board" are guaranteed when Libbie Janse van Rensburg steps onto the field to play for the Springbok Women. On the field, she is the TuksWomensRugby Administrative Assistant & Programme Coordinator at TuksRugby.
In the recent Test Series against Spain, she scored 32 points....
#TuksRugby: Tuks will have to be at their best to retain the Varsity 7s Rugby title won in 2018
Posted on October 06, 2022
It will take a significant effort from Tuks to win the 2022 Varsity 7s Rugby edition. Since the tournament's inception in 2012, Tuks was only victorious on one occasion. They were crowned champions in 2018. In 2019, Tuks finished third.
The TuksRugby 7s head coach, Dabeon Draghoender's...
#TuksHockey: Sihle ‘Sigz’ Ntuli wants every player to be at their best against Maties in the 2022 Men’s Varsity Hockey edition
Posted on October 05, 2022
No second chance is the motivator for the 2022 Varsity Hockey edition at the TuksHockey Astro.
The team that loses its first match will play out for third/fourth place. That is why the TuksHockey men’s head coach, Sihle ‘Sigz’ Ntuli, considers the match against Maties as a...
#TuksCricket: "I quite enjoy T20 cricket. It is fun and exciting. Every ball is an 'event'. As a batsman, you get to express yourself,” says Jiveshan Pillay
Posted on October 02, 2022
The TuksCricket team, under the captaincy of Jiveshan Pillay, aims to keep a unique tradition going from Monday when they contest in the 2022 Varsity Cricket edition at their home oval. To do so, means Tuks need to play in the final.
Pillay considers himself privileged to have captained the...
#TuksNetball: Tuks face a tough challenge to qualify for the 2022 Varsity Netball semi-finals
Posted on September 30, 2022
120 minutes of near-perfect netball is what is required from Tuks to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2022 Varsity Netball edition.
Things will come to a boil when the eight teams clash in the tournament's last pool games over the weekend in Bloemfontein. There is a lot at stake. So far,...
#TuksWomensRugby: Delta Drone Tuks helps talented rugby players become Springbok Women
Posted on September 26, 2022
Delta Drone TuksWomensRugby 7s coach Riaan van der Merwe wanted to prove that anything is possible with hard work and dedication; and with eight players having played in a Springbok women’s rugby team in the past five months, his team is doing just that.
#TuksFootball: Teamwork is the reason why Tuks, under the headship of Maude Khumalo, are the 2022 Gauteng Sasol League champions
Posted on September 19, 2022
One thing that matters to the TuksFootball head coach, Maude Khumalo, is teamwork because it makes dream work.
"You may have the most incredible number of individual stars, but the team won't amount to anything if they don't play as a team. It is often said that talent wins games, but teamwork...
#TuksNetball: Mbalenhle Ntuli is a firm believer a good captain gets the team to work with her and not for her
Posted on September 16, 2022
Leadership is earned, not demanded is Mbalenhle Ntuli's mindset in the 2022 Varsity Netball edition. She has been appointed as the captain of the TuksNetball team for the current competition.
In 2019, she was part of the Tuks team that won the Varsity Netball title following their unbeaten run...
#TuksJudo: Geronay Michaela Whitebooi has withdrawn from competing at the 2022 World Judo Championships next month
Posted on September 14, 2022
After winning gold at the recent Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in England, Geronay Michaela Whitebooi of TuksJudo, set herself the challenge and that is to be at her best level every time she competes. She has opted not to compete at the upcoming 2022 World Judo Championships in Uzbekistan....
#TuksNetball: "Our goal will be to try and play at a high intensity in every game,” says Jenny Van Dyk ahead of the 2022 Varsity Netball tournament
Posted on September 12, 2022
TuksNetball hopes to get going when the going gets tough during the 2022 Varsity Netball tournament but it is not going to be easy. If there is one phrase the Tuks head coach, Jenny van Dyk, dislikes to use, it is that her team is in a rebuilding phase. Unfortunately, for now, it is what it is....
#TuksWomensRugby: Nolwazi Hlabangane is set to make her Rugby World Cup Sevens debut for the Springbok Women’s Sevens in Cape Town
Posted on September 08, 2022
It is funny how perceptions about sports can change. A few years back, Nolwazi Hlabangane thought rugby was a sport where the only goal was to kill your opponent to be in control of the ball.
Nowadays, Hlabangane is the one "doing the killing". She is seemingly quite good at it. The Delta...
#TuksFootball: Scoring his first Varsity Football goal in Tuks colours is something special for Marco Giuricich
Posted on September 05, 2022
Marco Giuricich might be a novice in playing Varsity Football, but from a Tuks perspective, he is slowly getting his rhythm and knowing what the tournament was all about.
He is the one who scored the winning goal in the dying seconds against TUT in Round 5. It was undoubtedly a significant...
#TuksSport: Marlize de Bruin quits netball to play sevens rugby for the Springbok Women’s Sevens
Posted on August 31, 2022
Marlize de Bruin has decided to quit netball to focus on playing sevens rugby. Doing so, she proved ‘change is as good as a holiday'. She will represent the Springbok Women’s Sevens at the 2022 Rugby World Cup in Cape Town.
De Bruin got her first taste of international rugby in...
#TuksFootball: A win against Wits will seal a Varsity Football semi-final spot for Tuks
Posted on August 26, 2022
Nelson Mandela once said, "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
These words will stand for the TuksFootball team in good stead next week when they face Wits in Round 7, the last round of the prelim phase. Tuks find themselves with their...
#TuksAthletics: Coaching jumpers to medal is truly a passion for Neil Cornelius
Posted on August 22, 2022
Since 2016, name a South African coach who has athletes medalling at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World Athletics Championships and the Commonwealth Games? There is a real chance that very few sports fans will know the answer to this. At the same time, it does not faze Neil Cornelius...
#TuksFootball: “One thing I have learned is to take nothing for granted in the Varsity Football,” says Nicholas Stothard
Posted on August 19, 2022
Keep your heads up is definitely the motto used by Tuks players in the 2022 Varsity Football edition.
On Thursday, 18 August, Tuks secured a major a two-one Tshwane Derby victory against TUT in Round 5. Courtesy of Tuks goalscorers: Ntokozo Madela and Marco Giuricich. This was the third...
#TuksCycling: Tuks student, Rimari Sutton, is set to compete at the 2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in France
Posted on August 16, 2022
Tuks student, Rimari Sutton, is set to compete at the 2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships that will take place from 24 to 28 August in Les Gets, France.
11 years ago, she promised herself that she would never cycle again, at least not competitively.
To her, there was no fun to...