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Kuswag rugby team crowned champs at Amajuba Sports Week

Kuswag Skool's first-team rugby players won all their games during the Amajuba Sports Week.

KUSWAG Skool’s first-team rugby players were crowned the winners of the 41st Amajuba Sports Week that took place at Volksrust High School, recently.

The coaching staff was comprised of Philip Verwey, Johan van Romburgh and Rhyno Nortje while Pieter van Romburgh led as captain with Rowan Leibrandt as vice-captain.

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Their journey to victory began with a commanding 60–1 win over Highveld Park High School, followed by a nail-biting 24–22 triumph against Volksrust High School. The crowning moment came with a decisive 34–13 victory over Hoërskool Patriot in the final match.

Kuswag Skool’s first team rugby player, Albert von Ronge. Photo: Ultra Photo.

Van Romburgh said, “They showed exceptional rugby skills, particularly in the scrums, where their pack dominated the opposition. Zandre Erasmus was rightfully honoured as the player of the tournament for his outstanding contributions throughout the event, while the team was awarded as the most disciplined.”

Carien Uys, the organiser of the sports week, congratulated Kuswag as well as the winners of other age groups and sporting codes. “Your hard work, dedication and teamwork have paid off. In a highly competitive setting such as a rugby competition, emerging victorious is an impressive accomplishment that showcases your skills and commitment to the game,” she said.

Kuswag Skool’s first-team rugby player, Marnitz Francke, catches the ball during a lineout. Photo: Ultra Photo.

Uys added that with the assistance of specialised coaches, they host these sports weeks to help develop players’ skills. “We had a junior week for the U14 and U15 teams and then a senior week for the U16 and first teams. This year, we had 11 schools for hockey, 12 schools for rugby and five schools for netball,” she said.

Despite facing challenges such as inclement weather disrupting netball matches, Uys said the sports week was an overall success because of the unwavering support of the local community, sponsors and dedicated parents.


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