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Madibaz George Rugby Club capped a picture-perfect season when they won the SWD Presidents league final 43 – 13 against Heidelberg Rugby Club on Saturday, 1 November at Outeniqua Park, receiving automatic promotion to next year’s Premier league competition in the process.

Lock, Zander Bekker, received the award for man of the match.

Unbeaten throughout the season, Madibaz George scored 14 wins from 14 games; as well as the perfect achievement of 14 bonus points.

Madibaz George Rugby Club is an open club which has progressively built the proficiency of its members, NMMU students included,  over the past number of years. For more information contact the Manager, Madibaz Sport George, Hugo Loubser, on 044 801 5037.

(Photographs courtesy George Herald):

Captain receiving the trophy

Madibaz George Rugby captain, Tom Kean, receives the SWD Presidents league trophy from SWD Rugby officials (left) and George Executive Mayor, Charles Standers (right).

Jubilant Team Madibaz

Jubilant Team Madibaz

Support for Team Madibaz

Support for Team Madibaz …  NMMU George Campus staff, including the Campus Principal, Prof Quinton Johnson, the executive Mayor, Ald Standers, fellow students, and sport administrators joined the Madibaz George Rugby Club in celebrating the team’s historic victory in the Presidents League Final  at Outeniqua Park on Saturday which has ensured their promotion to the Premier League.

Captain and coaches

George Rugby captain, Tom Kean,  the team’s coach, Wayne McAffee and assistant coaches - Jandré Blom and Henry Grimes - saviour the coveted trophy – which signals both the team’s victory and their promotion to the Premier League.

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098