UJ skipper stands tallest
Although his side lost the Varsity Football Final, there was some consolation for UJ captain Grant Bruchhausen who was named Player of the Series for 2014.
The tough defender beat off the challenges of NMMU striker Kieran Koert and NWU midfield maestro Orebotse Mongae to take the award at the end of another explosive season.The three Varsity Football Player of the Series 2014 finalists were nominated by the Varsity Football coaches and SuperSport presenters, and voting was open to the public on Facebook.
UJ faced the University of Pretoria (Tuks) in an exciting final in Soweto, Monday, 15 September 2014. The high-intensity match provided entertaining
football for the supporters, who witnessed a number of hard tackles as both
sides looked to gain the advantage and bag the coveted trophy. UJ, the newcomers to the
tournament, has been in sterling form throughout the Varsity Football Series
and went into the final unbeaten.
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UJ Men's Hockey crowned USSA 2014 champs and Varsity Hockey winners on home turf
After UJ took the Varsity Hockey title on home soil in Johannesburg by beating Maties in a dramatic penalty shootout, the team was once again unbeaten in the USSA 2014 tournament held in Pretoria, owning up to their champions title from USSA 2013.
During Varsity Hockey it was sweet revenge for UJ who lost to Maties in controversial circumstances in Stellenbosch in the Varsity Hockey tournament, but they were forced to work hard for it. Maties took a 2-0 lead in the final, but UJ fought back valiantly and scored the only two goals in the shootout to take the title.
The team went into the USSA 2014 tournament well prepared to take the title again and did a good job owning up to their USSA 2013 championship title once again. The UJ lads are currently the winners of both the Varsity Hockey and USSA 2014 tournaments.
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UJ 7's Rugby win tournament in France
Congratulations to the University of Johannesburg 7's rugby team who won the Centrale 7's tournament in France.
Day one of the tournament the team beat Trinity College 31-0, Paris University 31-7 and Oxford 10-0. The boys in orange managed to push through to the quarter finals and won 14-12 against Academie Seven yesterday. The team beat Belgium 15-0 in the semi finals to play JDC Legends in the final. Ending off their journey on a high note, the UJ team played their last and final match against the JDC Legends in the final of the Central Sevens Tournament in France last night at 18:14 and beat them 33-10. Congratulations to the team, management and all support!
Team management: Jonathan Mokuena (Coach), Stefan van Deventer (Conditioning Coach), Bongani (Jomo) Mashiya (Manager)
Players: Morne Laubscher © , Daneel (Baba) Ellis, Adriaan (Juffrou) Vermeulen, Zain Janse van Rensburg, Tommy Damba, Lincoln Koopman, Marceau Alberts, CJ Jordaan, Itumeleng Mpete, Dean Heymans, Jacques Fick and Jamie Campbell.