Cape Town - Varsity Cup organisers on Thursday announced that a “Varsity Cup XV” will face off against the Junior Springboks in a once-off match at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on April 21.
The match will be a trial run for a yearly initiative which will see a Varsity Cup XV team take on a different team each year at the conclusion of the Varsity Cup season.
This year’s Varsity Cup team will be announced after the Varsity Cup final has taken place on April 13.
Some key figures in South African rugby have been called upon to serve on the selection panel and their names will be revealed in due course.
The match will also offer the Junior Springboks a chance to experiment ahead of team selection for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship taking place later in the year.
“Varsity Cup and the South African Rugby Union (SARU) have a long-standing relationship and it is great to have the opportunity to produce a fixture together which will highlight some of the incredibly talented young players we have in the system,” Duitser Bosman, CEO of Varsity Cup, said via a media statement.
SARU CEO, Jurie Roux, also commented: “Many current Springboks have come through the ranks of the Varsity Cup and we are proud to be associated with this fixture. It’s a great way to end yet another successful Varsity Cup season and an excellent opportunity for the star players from the competition as well as our Junior Springboks to show the public what they are capable of,” said
The fixture will be broadcast live on SuperSport from 18:30.
2015 Varsity Cup captains (Photo supplied)