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Date Released: Mon, 19 August 2013 09:17 +0200

The cold and windy Port Elizabeth weather did very little to deter the Rhodents from giving their all in ensuring that the Purple Flag flies high. The Friday scheduled was marred by late starts at certain venues because those venues were still not set up for sport to take place or the opposition teams had not arrived yet. This was more noticeable at Dance Sport; Pool; and Basketball. All these glitches did not dampen our “purple’s” spirit.

The best results on Friday came from basketball where both men and women won their opening matches with women going on to win the finals against NMMU by 1 point; an our waterpolo men, after trailing NMMU by 2-0 in the first 5 minutes, they regrouped and beat their opponents 8-6 at final whistle. In other Friday events Rhodes mostly came 2nd .

Saturday also consisted of mixed bag of results but the most noticeable results came from our 1st rugby’s drubbing of Fort Hare in the first rugby final; and in Chess where we claimed 1st prize, something that has not happened in the last 10 years – a great achievement indeed. Well as expected, our rowing crews (men & women) made little work of NMMU in the Zwartkops River, winning their races by comfortable times – both varsities used this race as their rehearsal for the upcoming Boatrace.

The overall Intervarsity results are: 1st NMMU (398); 2nd RHODES (336); 3rd FORT HARE (235); 4th WSU (207)


The after-party was held at RAG Farm on Saturday night but unfortunately it had to be called off before its climax due to security concerns (there were strong winds and rain, therefore the tent was viewed as risk considering strong winds).