Cohen Jasper drove away in a Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.5Xi courtesy of Hertz Car Rental after winning the Overall Player That Rocks award in the 2021 FNB Varsity Cup.
The FNB CUT Ixias fullback saw off the challenge of FNB UWC flank Tinotenda Mavesere and FNB UCT Ikeys flyhalf/fullback James Tedder in a public vote on the FNB Varsity Cup App and Facebook page.
Jasper scored seven tries in this year’s FNB Varsity Cup, including the winner in their first-ever win against FNB Maties.
The 20-year-old posed the biggest attacking threat in the tournament, drawing comparisons with Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe from Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie. Jasper is set to play for the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup later this year.
Meanwhile, Mavesere won the FNB Forward That Rocks award, seeing off the challenge of FNB Maties lock Ben-Jason Dixon and FNB UCT Ikeys flank Niel Otto. The FNB UWC flank scored seven tries in the tournament, including a hat-trick against the FNB Madibaz.
FNB Maties wing Munier Hartzenberg was named FNB Back That Rocks, for which FNB UCT Ikeys centre Evardi Boshoff and FNB UP-Tuks fullback Zander du Plessis were also nominated. Hartzenberg was his team’s leading try-scorer this year, with five.
2021 FNB Varsity Cup award winners:
Overall Player That Rocks: Cohen Jasper (FNB CUT Ixias)
Forward That Rocks: Tinotenda Mavesere (FNB UWC)
Back That Rocks: Munier Hartzenberg (FNB Maties)