On 25 April 2017, the Varsity Cup Dream Team, consisting of the best 23 players in the competition, will face the Junior Springboks in Stellenbosch in what should be a thrilling exhibition match.
While last year Jonathan Mokuena and his FNB Pukke men lifted the trophy, this year the side failed to reach the final for the first time in four years.
Despite the disappointing end to the competition, a number of Jonathan Mokuena’s players may feature in the Dream Team clash later this month.
Varsity Cup asked Mokuena to weigh in on the selection and select a side he believes would give the Junior Boks a run for their money. Unsurprisingly, he selected five of his own.
Here is his starting XV:
1. Dillon Bakos – FNB UJ
2. Wilmar Arnoldi – FNB Pukke
3. Nico du Plessis – FNB UJ
4. Ian Groenewald – FNB Maties
5. Nicolaas Immelman – FNB Shimlas
6. Daniel Maartens – FNB Shimlas
7. Kobus van Dyk – FNB Maties
8. Marno Redelinghuys – FNB Pukke
9. Chriswill September – FNB Pukke
10. Tinus de Beer – FNB Tuks
11. Edwill van der Merwe – FNB Maties
12. Braam Venter – FNB Maties
13. Elden Schoeman – FNB Pukke
14. Jimmy Mpailane – FNB Pukke
15. Luxolo Ntsepe – FNB Wits