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UJ senior women’s rugby team wins 3rd annual Imbokodo 7s tournament

The senior women’s 7s rugby team of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) marked Women’s Day in fine style, winning the 2022 FNB UJ Rugby Imbokodo 7s tournament on 9 August 2022 at Milo Park in Westdene, Johannesburg.

The Orange Army played and won all five games against Soweto Academy, Randfontein, University of Pretoria (UP-Tuks), University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) and Soweto Eagles in the final.

UJ Senior Women's 7s Rugby Team Crowned 2022 FNB UJ Imbokodo Rugby 7s Champions
UJ Senior Women’s 7s Rugby Team Crowned 2022 FNB UJ Imbokodo Rugby 7s Champions on 9 August 2022 at Milo Park in Westdene. Photo: UJ Sport.

“Winning this tournament means a lot to the girls because we have been finishing in second position in the last few tournaments that we played in earlier this year and late last year. Our build-up is starting to show. The players have worked hard and they believe that we can definitely dominate women’s rugby going forward,” said Bongiwe Nhleko, Head Coach: UJ senior women’s rugby team.

Nhleko says they prepared well for the tournament. “The structure was well and we achieved what we wanted to achieve, especially in forming a tight defence. “We went into the tournament with our heads held up high,” explains Nhleko.

The tournament was introduced to celebrate women who play rugby. Annually on Women’s Day, 9 August, various women’s rugby teams are invited to participate in the tournament. This year, in the Under-16 A pool, there were teams such as Greenside, Krugersdorp, Soweto Eagles, Curro Protea and Suiderlig Broncos. Pool B included teams such as Suiderlig Brumbies, Queens, Kagiso Stingers, Bracken High School, Mzinoni.

The Under-18 pool A consisted of teams such as Krugersdorp, Greenside, Soweto Academy and Kagiso.

The senior team pool A comprised Zondi, North West University (NWU) Pukke, Soweto Eagles, Mzinoni and Wits. In pool B there were UJ, UP-Tuks, UKZN, Soweto Rugby and Randfontein.

Greenside High School won the U16 and U18 2022 FNB UJ Rugby Imbokodo 7s tournament.

Living Ball South Africa helped with tournament match balls.

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