Champion Shimlas coach takes charge of Dream Team
2015-04-14

 

UFS Shimlas rugby team thrashed North-West University (NWU) Pukke 63-33 to claim their first ever Varsity Cup title at Shimla Park on Monday 13 April 2015.

And the good news keeps coming for the undefeated 2015 Varsity Cup champs as their coach, Franco Smith, will be in charge of the Varsity Cup Dream Team to face off against the Junior Springboks at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on 21 April.

Four Shimlas players will also join their coach for the clash in Stellenbosch. Shimlas wing, Maphutha Dolo, and flanker, Henco Venter, are set to be in the starting line-up, while Gerhard Olivier (also flanker) and Mthokozisi Mkhabala will be on the bench.

Smith will be head coach for the Dream Team, and will be assisted by Hendro Scholtz (also from Shimlas staff) and David Manual (University of Pretoria Tuks). Quintin van Rooyen will be team manager and Tanya Green, the physio, both from Stellenbosch University Maties. UFS sport scientist, Timothy Qumbu, will see to the Dream Team’s fitness and conditioning.

Varsity Cup Dream Team:
 

15 Rhyno Smith (NWU-Pukke)
14 Maphutha Dolo (UFS-Shimlas)
13 Rowayne Beukman (NWU-Pukke)
12 Daniel Kriel (UP-Tuks)
11 Jean-Paul Lewis (Maties)
10 Innocent Radebe (UKZN-Impi)
9 Dillon Smit (NWU-Pukke)
8 Jeandre Rudolph (NWU-Pukke)
7 Henco Venter (UFS-Shimlas)
6 Wiaan Liebenberg (UP-Tuks)
5 Reniel Hugo (captain) (UP-Tuks)
4 Irne Herbst (UP-Tuks)
3 John-Roy Jenkinson (NWU-Pukke)
2 Chad Solomon (UCT-Ikeys)
1 Johan Smit (NWU-Pukke)

Replacements:
 

16 Nqobisizwe Mxoli (UP-Tuks)
17 Jaco Visagie (UP-Tuks)
18 Dayan van der Westhuizen (UP-Tuks)
19 Walt Steenkamp (NWU-Pukke)
20 Gerhard Olivier (UFS-Shimlas)
21 Mthokozisi Mkhabela (UFS-Shimlas)
22 Johnny Welthagen (NWU-Pukke)


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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