Experience meets opportunity in FNB NWU's 2019 squad

FNB Varsity Cup

Ever since winning the competition in 2016, FNB NWU have proved to be a threat in FNB Varsity Cup and this year they have set out to show that this season is no different.

Having lost the likes of Walt Steenkamp and Tapiwa Mafura to the Cheetahs at the end of the 2018 season, as well as Henko Marais to the Pumas, 2019 has been the year for FNB NWU to draft in new players. They will still rely on the knowledge of the most experienced players in the team; such as Akhona Nela, Louis van der Weshuizen and Chriswill September to carry them on darker days, but there is no doubt FNB NWU have found the balance between experience and opportunity.

Take a closer look at the FNB NWU squad for the 2019 season.

*Set to debut in 2019.

FRONT ROW:

PLAYER

NICKNAME

VARSITY CUP DEBUT

STUDYING

Tshegofatso Moloto

Botter

2019

BCom Financial Accounting

Robert Hunt

Robbie

2018

Education

Matimu Manganyi

Ganji

2018

Human Movement Science and Psychology

Nelius Theron

Tjoppie

2018

Coaching.

Brendan Strydom

Brenas

2019*

BCom Marketing.

Douglas Bruce Smith

Dougiie

2019*

BCom Law

Louis van der Westhuizen

Chucky

2016

Business Management and Administration (PG)

Marius Stander

Marra/Montague

2018

Human Movement Science and Recreation

Ruan Groenewald

Rocky

2019*

Human Movement Science and Psychology

 

 

MIDDLE ROW:

PLAYER

NICKNAME

VARSITY CUP DEBUT

STUDYING

Johan Retief

Johan

2018

Economics and International Trade

Danny du Plooy

Danny

2019

Human Movement Science.

Reuben du Plooy

Stretchi

2019

Sport Psychology.

Clifferd Jacobs

Cliffy

2019*

Coaching diploma.

 

LOOSE FORWARDS:

PLAYER

NICKNAME

VARSITY CUP DEBUT

STUDYING

Gideon van der Merwe

Gideon

2016

Education.

Wandile Mazibuko

Wandi

2018

Sport Science

Wian Conradie

Wian

2016 for FNB UJ, 2019 for FNB NWU

Business Management and Administration (PG)

Edmund Rheeder

Edmund

2019*

BCom

Edward Haas

Haas

2018

Education (Hons)

Senzo Mkhize

Lyon

2018

BA Communication

 

INSIDE BACKS:

PLAYER

NICKNAME

VARSITY CUP DEBUT

STUDYING

Chriswill September

Cheese

2016

Diploma in Management.

Schalk Hugo

Skalla

2017

Certificate in Education (PG)

Eugene Hare

Eugene

2019*

Bcom Forensic Accounting

Sylvester Hassien

Stallie

2019

Human Movement Science

BF van Staden

BF

2019*

Sport Science

Akhona Nela

AK

2014

BA Communication

 

 

OUTSIDE BACKS:

PLAYER

NICKNAME

VARSITY CUP DEBUT

STUDYING

Lungelo Gosa

Lungs

2017

Sport Science

Pienaar van Niekerk

Pienaar

2019

Coaching.

Shane van Rooyen

Chuiner

2019

Coaching diploma

Mitchelle van der Merwe

Mitchelle

2019*

Education.

Lincoln Daniels

Lincoln

2019*

Education.

Evardi Boshoff

Big show

2018

Human resource management.

Keagan Tait

Keags

2019*

Sport Science.