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Varsity Cup Preview: Maties


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 4 Jan 2011 at 08:49
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The University of Stellenbosch, better known as Maties, will be the team to beat in the 2011 Varsity Cup, having won the previous three installments of the competition.

Maties won all seven their fixtures before the semi finals last year, and looked an unbeatable team until they came up against College Rovers in the National Club Champs. Only two players remain from the 2010 squad, in lock Hugo Kloppers and No 8 Tertius Daniller.

Head coach Chean Roux remains upbeat though that his team will do well even though he still has no idea who will make up his final squad. A number of his players are contracted to Western Province, the Pumas, Griquas and the EP Kings.

Player to watch: Callie Visagie sacrificed a Western Province contract to study full time at the University, and brings with him a load of experience having played for WP Under 19 and Under 21 teams.

Game to look forward to: The Maties v UCT game is always a cracker, but the coach seems to think that the game against the must improved Tuks is one to watch for. Tuks will be coached by Heyneke Meyer this year, and should be a force.

Fixtures:

07/02/2011 – Pukke (Home)
14/02/2011 – Shimlas (Away)
21/02/2011 – TUT (Away)
28/02/2011 – NMMU (Home)
07/03/2011 – Maties (Away)
14/03/2011 – Tuks (Away)
21/03/2011 – UJ (Home)

Article inspired by Article in SA Sports Illustrated written by Denver Keytle and Gareth Rosslee



20 Comments

  • Well this is all a new ball game with all new players so it can be anybody’s win i guess

    Still say go Maties although i would lv to c Tukkies win for a change

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.01.11 08:51:43 by chaz Reply
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  • gonna be interesting to see whether Maties can do it again.

    Do we have a SB Pool set up already ??

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.01.11 09:01:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 2) : why don’t you do it reniek ;-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.01.11 09:05:34 by chaz Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 2) :

    SuperBru is not on the competition yet, hoping to get it up as soon as they have it.

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.01.11 09:07:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) :

    :mrgreen:

    thanks ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.01.11 09:11:03 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 3) : wouldn’t be official.

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : :cool: thanx

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.01.11 09:23:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 6) : its ok set one up and then when Rich does the official one we just join that one 2 ;-)

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.01.11 09:27:58 by chaz Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 6) :

    oh now i get it don’t u think u got enough cups as it is :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.01.11 09:28:40 by chaz Reply

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  • Hell isn’t this a copy and paste of the article in Sa rugby magazine?? What happened to professional journalism? Do your own work sharksworld

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.01.11 13:20:31 by sluiplips Reply

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  • @sluiplips (Comment 9) : no – this is not a copy and paste. Go read both articles. This one was inspired by the one in SA Sports Illustrated and we have stated as much.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.01.11 13:27:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : i was going to say sth but just left it 4 u to handle :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.01.11 13:29:12 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 11) : this bloke clearly saw the fracas on twitter and decided to hop on the bandwagon

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.01.11 13:32:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : yep

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.01.11 13:34:06 by chaz Reply

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  • my bad – just realised I banned this sluiplips chap over a year ago for posting spam here. So THAT’s why the comment was initially moderated. Well, that’ll teach me.

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.01.11 13:36:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :
    What fracas on twitter.

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.01.11 15:52:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) : some guys from Sports Illustrated thought the article was a little too similar to their own.

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.01.11 16:28:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sensitive lot, glad they take note of what goes on in Sharksworld.

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.01.11 16:31:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • watch out for rovers/tuks to win varsity cup

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.01.11 17:01:55 by skull Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) : they hunt as a pack – will give them that much

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.01.11 17:05:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @skull (Comment 18) : that’s where my money is, Skull. Makes it easier that I studied there…

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.01.11 17:08:59 by robdylan Reply
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