Dean Rossouw

Ixias captain celebrates third degree

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FNB CUT Ixias captain, Dean Rossouw, has just been awarded an Honours degree in Education Management at the Central University of Technology, Free State (FNB CUT).

This is Rossouw’s third degree, proving that serious rugby and serious academics do mix quite well. In his first season as captain of FNB CUT, the season on the field proved a tough one for this tough Karoo boy from Beaufort West, but off the field he is achieving one academic goal after another.

In fact, with players such as Rossouw heading for a career in education, it bodes well for our country’s future in schoolboy rugby.

“I am looking forward to my new goal, of obtaining a Master’s Degree in Education Management, focusing on school counselling and career directives,” Rossouw added.

Rossouw represented the Free State Cheetahs in 2016, and has played Currie Cup for the Griffons since 2013.

Since his childhood years, Rossouw’s hero was Springbok Corné Krige. Currently, he believes Bok flanker Francois Louw and Wallaby loose forward George Smith are the best in the business and players he looks up to.

Rossouw made his Varsity Cup debut against FNB UCT in FNB CUT’s dramatic first-ever victory in the Varsity Cup last year.

Before matriculating from Sentraal High School in Beaufort West, Rossouw represented South Western Districts under-16 team in the Grant Khomo rugby week.

It could only be a matter of time for Rossouw to reach one of his main ambitions – to be contracted for a Currie Cup provincial team. If not, schoolboy rugby will be in good hands.

By Carel Korff

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