Varsity Cup runs over with tryline-to-tryline action

2016-01-13 06:00

THE Varsity Cup tournament will once again bring rugby fans around the country fast-paced, tryline-to-tryline action from next month.

Not only does the Varsity Cup competition provide swift, enterprising and forward-thinking rugby entertainment, but it also is a platform for future provincial and Springbok stars to showcase their talents.

Varsity Cup has produced a host of top-flight players, including Springbok locks Eben Etzebeth University of Cape Town (UCT) and Lood de Jager North-West University (NWU-Pukke), and backline dynamos Damian de Allende (UCT) and Handre Pollard University of Pretoria (UP-Tuks).

The winning University of the Free State (UFS-Shimlas) team of 2015 included Niell Jordaan, Gerhard Olivier and Niel Marais, who represented the Cheetahs during the Currie Cup season only a few short months after lifting the Varsity Cup trophy.

“All the teams that took part in the tournament this year displayed brilliant rugby and the 2016 instalment will be no different,” says Varsity Cup CEO Duitser Bosman.

The Varsity Cup places a premium on attacking, innovative, clinical and creative rugby, which in turn provides the perfect breeding ground for players to carry the SA rugby heritage to new heights and into the unknown. “This is exactly the kind of progress we are looking for in terms of rugby development in SA. It has been a great platform for players and selectors,” says Xhanti-Lomzi Nesi, Varsity Cup Manager.

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