UFH Blues on the rampage
The UFH Blues 7s team participated in the SpyTech tournament this past weekend and ended up as runaway winners with Lwazi Madiba walking home with the man of the tournament award. The team won all four of their games with big margins dethroning Buffs 43-0, a 56-5 victory over Berlin Tigers, beating an ever-competitive East London Police 26-5 and a 47-17 win over Old Selbornian.
The tournament has been used as preparatory for the USSA games and if the results recorded are anything to go by, the boys will go to USSA with their tails high. If they end up in the top four positions, their place in the Varsity Sports 7s will be guaranteed.
According to coach Currie, “We have been able to test our systems well and find combinations using the SpyTech tournament”.
With the University Sports South Africa (USSA) 7s rugby games on sight this weekend at the Sol Plaatje University, the Heritage Tournament over the weekend and the ongoing Covid 19 Challenge and the recent successful campaign in the SpyTech 7s, the mandate and purpose is clear - to get the Blues into the FNB Varsity Sports 7s.
The objective is to get the team to soldier on to defend the FNB Varsity Shield next year and ultimately gain promotion to the lucrative FNB Varsity Cup in the 2024 season.
The team has since recovered from their Covid-19 challenge opener loss which they suffered at the hands of East London Police. They recorded victories in their two games against Africans and Young Leopards and are now at the summit of group A.
The Covid Challenge will now resume after the Heritage Tournament to be hosted by the University of Fort Hare.