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Friday, 15 May 2015

Support the CPUT Rugby Sevens Team

 SUPPORT: The CPUT Rugby Sevens Team is making history. They are first team from the university to compete in an international sevens tournament SUPPORT: The CPUT Rugby Sevens Team is making history. They are first team from the university to compete in an international sevens tournament

Team spirit and hard work, coupled with a love for rugby has earned a group of CPUT students a lifetime opportunity to play against some of the top sevens rugby teams in France.

This month the CPUT Rugby Sevens team will run out in France as they compete in two prestigious international sevens rugby tournaments.

The team, which comprises of students from the Mowbray, Wellington, Bellville and Cape Town Campuses, will compete in the Stanislas Sevens in Nancy and will also show off their rugby skills at the Centrale 7 tournament in Paris.

This is the first time in the history of CPUT that a sevens team will compete internationally.

Acting Dean of Students, Advocate Lionel Harper, commended the team for their achievement.

In 2013, they clinched the top spot at the University Sports South African tournament after winning seven of their eight games. Their outstanding performance earned them an invite to compete in France.

img-Support-the-CPUT-Rugby-Sevens-Team-2SPORTS: Some of the team members with the jerseys they will run out in

Addressing the team at the official handover of their gear, Harper encouraged the students to make the most of this opportunity.

“Just go out there and enjoy yourself on the playing field. Do your best and make us proud,” says Harper.

He also encouraged the team to “fly the CPUT flag”.

“You are representing CPUT and your country,” he says.

Team Manager Conrad Du Plessis says the team is well prepared for the event.

“We worked hard from day one. The spirit is excellent and the team morale is high,” he says.

The students will be accompanied by staff members Loki Manise, Llwellyn Appel and coach Ivan Solomons.

*The team would like to acknowledge their sponsors:

  • Agrifarms
  • Nel Brothers Premium Grapes
  • Groote Post
  • EST Media
  • Boland Catering
  • CPUT – Marketing and Communication- and Sports Department
Written by Candes Keating

Tel: +27 21 959 6311
Email: keatingc@cput.ac.za

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