Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | Varsity Cup

Michael Haznar © Gallo Images

Varsity Cup's best take on Junior Boks

The FNB Varsity Cup will once again host the popular exhibition match between the Varsity Cup Dream Team and the Junior Springboks on 25 April at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

The Dream Team clash follows after the Varsity Cup final on 17 April and will feature the best of Varsity Cup against the best of the Junior Springboks.

The exhibition match will be played according to the regular laws of SA Rugby, and therefore no unique Varsity Cup rules such as white card, scrumming and mauling laws, free catch rule, red card rule and point of origin try will apply.

In 2015, the first and last time this match was played, the Junior Springboks beat the Varsity Cup Dream Team 31-24.

Three-time winning Maties coach Chean Roux, who has been named as the head coach of the Junior Boks, will want to start his reign on a high.

However, the past six rounds of Varsity Cup have produced some phenomenal players. Roux has drafted a few of the Varsity Cup players into his training squad, including Gianni Lombard and Manuel Ras, who both formed part of the FNB Wits team who beat defending champions FNB Pukke on Monday 6 March.

The selection panel will consist of Peter Jooste (SA Rugby), Duitser Bosman (Varsity Cup), Vata Ngobeni (Independent Newspaper), JJ Harmse (SA Rugby) and Xhanti-Lomsi Nesi (Varsity Cup).

“We revert back to the regular laws of SA Rugby for this exhibition match,” said Varsity Cup Manager Xhanti-Lomzi Nesi. “This helps the Junior Boks with their preparation for the 2017 World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia later this year.”

The Varsity Cup Dream Team will be announced at the Varsity Cup final on 17 April.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Gavin Rich
Crazy format may trip up Lions
When the question was put to him Robbie Fleck was emphatic in his response – no, he was definitely...

Brenden Nel
Lions have more than a point to prove
If there is one thing I’ve been surprised at this week it is the psychological warfare the Kiwis...

Tony Johnson
The best thing in rugby outside of the World Cup
The importance of the British and Irish Lions to the rugby landscape has been graphically...

Super Wrap
The Lion, the Shark and the Storm
After five months, 18 rounds and 135 matches we’ve reached the point in the 2017 Super Rugby season...