Varsity Cup

Former Varsity Cup-winning coaches select their Dream Teams

2017-04-07 14:20
John Dobson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Varsity Cup celebrates a decade of exciting and entertaining rugby.

In 2015 the premier intervarsity competition introduced the Varsity Cup Dream Team concept which saw standout players being selected in the team of the tournament to play in an exhibition match against the Junior Springboks in preparation for the World Rugby Under-20 Championships.

The match will be played at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch and will be coached either by Hawies Fourie or Pote Human.

Announcement of the team will take place immediately after the Varsity Cup final in Pretoria on Monday, April 17.

2011 Varsity Cup-winning Ikeys head coach, John Dobson and 2016 Varsity Cup-winning head coach Jonathan Mokuena selected who they thought should be in the Dream Team ahead of the announcement.

Dobson, who is the current Western Province Currie Cup head coach, believes that the Varsity Cup has provided an ideal platform for provincial coaches to spot talent.

“The Varsity Cup is such an amazing competition and gives players an opportunity to take their rugby career to the next level,” says Dobson.

Dobson's XV

15 Craig Barry (Maties), 14 Sibahle Maxwane (UP-Tuks), 13 Aphiwe Dyanti (UJ), 12 Michal Haznar (Maties), 11 Edwill van der Merwe (Maties), 10 Tinus De Beer (UP-Tuks), 9 Andre Warner (UP-Tuks), 8 Kevin Kaba (NMMU), 7 Kobus van Dyk (Maties), 6 Ruan Macdonald (Wits), 5 Walt Steenkamp (NWU-Pukke), 4  Johan Momsen (Maties), 3 Luvuyo Pupuma (Wits), 2 Corniel Els (UP-Tuks), 1 Dillon Bakos (UJ)

Mokuena is the current Leopards head coach and guided the NWU-Pukke side to their first-ever Varsity Cup title in 2016.

Mokuena’s XV

15 Craig Barry (Maties), 14 Jimmy Mpailane (NWU-Pukke), 13 Eldon Schoeman (NWU-Pukke), 12 Braam Venter (Maties), 11 Edwill van der Merwe (Maties), 10 Thinus de Beer (UP-Tuks), 9 Chriswill September (NWU-Pukke), 8 Jeandre Rudolph (NWU-Pukke), 7 Kobus van Dyk (Maties), 6 Daniel Maartens (Shimlas), 5 Nicoluus Immelman (Shimlas), 4 Ian Groenewald (Maties), 3 Niko du Plessis (UJ), 2 Wilmar Arnoldi (NWU-Pukke), 1 Dillon Bakos (UJ)

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