Maties lock off to Bulls country

2013-10-01 12:02

Cape Town - Maties lock Reniel Hugo has decided to join the University of Pretoria where he will represent Tuks in next year's Varsity Cup.

According to the Beeld website, Hugo has decided to enroll for an honours degree in accounting at Tuks and will therefore play his rugby in Pretoria next season, which means he could come into consideration for Blue Bulls honours.

Griquas were interested in Hugo's services when they endured a crisis at lock in this year's Currie Cup, but Hugo's studies prevented the deal from happening.

But he will now join up with Pote Human, after Human announced last week that he will leave his post as Griquas coach to take charge of the two-time defending Varsity Cup champions.

Hugo's dad, Niel, was the first player to represent Western Province in 100 consecutive matches.

Meanwhile, a few more Maties players appear likely join Hugo in Pretoria.

Centre Louis Jordaan (B. Comm) and utility back Ryan Nell (B.A in Development and Environment studies) are reportedly also considering moves up north.

Nell made his Currie Cup debut when WP beat Free State at Newlands on August 17 this year.


  • Morne van Dyk - 2013-10-01 12:19

    So again Maties will have 2 teams in the Varsity Cup

      Beatrix Rode - 2013-10-01 15:33

      But under the name off Tuks - maybe they like the winning name!!

  • Bloubloed Bul - 2013-10-01 14:05

    As Reniel sy pa se rugby gene het dan wag daar n groot pa was n uitstekende slot gewees. Ek wonder of die ouens nou uit vrye keuse Pta toe gaan, of is geld weer daaragter? Solank Pine hulle net nie afrig nie.

  • Christiaan Booysen - 2013-10-01 15:45

    Lyk my WP kies nie meer Matie spelers nie.Dis die dat hulle so na ander Provinsies verkas!!

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-01 17:17

      Stem saam. Waar is die jare dat die WP span amper net uit Maties bestaan het. Dink dit is omdat Maties nie voltyds by die span kan wees nie, aangesien hul op hul studies moet konsentreer. Jammerte.

  • Chris In Oz - 2013-10-02 08:06

    Blue Bulls Chequebook Development Programme in action.

  • Pieter Fourie - 2013-10-02 10:17

    At least they come with degrees. Tuks makes a farce of the rules of Varsity Cup by playing players who are not even enrolled as students, and if they are, never attend a class or successfully pass a course. The three Maties who will play for Tuks next year will add tremendously to the brain power (cells) of the Tuks team.

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