2017 Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff, FNB and STEERS. Monday January 30th 2017
FNB UP-TUKS vs FNB MATIES at Loftus Stadium, Pretoria

player that Rocks Chris Massyn, of FNB UP-TUKS


Winning captain Chris Massyn joins Dream Team as replacements called in

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The much-anticipated match between the Varsity Cup Dream Team and Junior Springboks is set to take place at 19h00 at the Danie Craven Stadium on 25 April. François Pienaar announced a 23-man squad on Monday after the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International final. Due to provincial commitments and injuries, a number of those named had to withdraw.

  • Nico du Plessis (FNB UJ) moves to tighthead, replacing Neethling Fouché (FNB Tuks), who had to withdraw due to surgery. Dillon Bakos (FNB UJ) moves to the bench (18).
  • Phumzile Maqondwana (FNB Shimlas) moves to no. 7, replacing Kobus van Dyk (FNB Maties) who has franchise commitments. Chris Massyn, who captained FNB Tuks to their glorious Varsity Cup title on Monday, joins the Dream Team on the bench.
  • Michal Haznar (FNB Maties) is unavailable after taking part in the weekend’s SuperSport Rugby Challenge and FNB UWC’s Aidynn Cupido takes his place on the bench.

The Varsity Cup Dream Team XV will line up as follows:

15 Full back Craig Barry (Captain) Maties
14 Right wing Sibahle Maxwane UP-Tuks
13 Right centre Aphiwe Dyantyi UJ
12 Left centre Impi Visser UP-Tuks
11 Left wing Duncan Saal Maties
10 Fly half Tinus de Beer UP-Tuks
9 Scrum half Andre Warner UP-Tuks
8 Number eight Kevin Kaba NMMU
7 Right flanker Phumzile Maqondwana Shimlas
6 Left flanker Daniël Maartens Shimlas
5 Right lock Loftus Morrison NWU-Pukke
4 Left lock Aston Fortuin UP-Tuks
3 Tight head prop Nico Du Plessis UJ
2 Hooker Wilmar Arnoldi NWU-Pukke
1 Loose head prop Andrew Beerwinkel UP-Tuks


16 Hooker Johannes Snyman UJ
17 Prop Luvuyo Pupuma Wits
18 Prop Dillon Roy Bakos UJ
19 Utility Forward Johan Momsen Maties
20 Utility Forward Chris Massyn UP-Tuks
21 Scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies UWC
22 Utility Back Ernst Stapelberg Maties
23 Utility Back Aidynn Cupido UWC


HEAD COACH Pote Human (UP-Tuks)
ASSISTANT COACH Denzil Frans (UP-Tuks)
ASSISTANT COACH Bevan Fortuin (UP-Tuks)
TEAM MANAGER Melaki Gunter (Maties )
PHYSIOTHERAPIST Robyn Phillips (Wits)
SPORT SCIENTIST Jacobus Johannes Durand (UJ)

The Varsity Cup Dream Team will run out against their fellow university team mates, as Junior Springbok coach, Chean Roux looks likely to name as many as 14 Varsity Cup players in his match-day 23 to play on Tuesday, 25 April.

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