Quick Pick #5: TUKS vs. WITS

In review, the University of Pretoria (well-known as TUKS[1]) has shown staying power this past sporting week. Under the TuksSport banner, TuksCricket secured their second consecutive title in the Momentum National Club Cricket Championship, TuksAthletics came out tops at the FNB National Varsity Athletics Championship and TuksRowing placed overall winners of the 2013 National Rowing Championship.

2013 South African Rowing Champions TUKS

2013 Momentum National Cricket Club Champions TUKS

2013 FNB Varsity Athletics Champions TUKS

This evening, the University of Pretoria takes on the University of the Witwatersrand at LC De Villiers Sports Grounds, Pretoria (19h30) and whilst TuksFootball is not at a champagne-popping position on the penultimate log, they have managed to play themselves to a second season in the national ABSA Premier Soccer League.

Where sport and academia collide always makes for a good match-up -now quick, pick!






[1] The University of Pretoria has its origins in the establishment of the Pretoria Centre of the Transvaal University College in 1908. The colloquial name of the university, Tuks or Tukkies, was derived from the acronym of the college – TUC.


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