A Wits rugby player makes it into the Dream Team
One Wits player made it into the Dream Team that played the Junior Boks last week to wrap up the FNB Varsity Cup season.
Tighthead prop Luvuyo Pupuma was the only Wits player to make it into the elite team drawn from the best players in Varsity Cup.
The match took place last week Tuesday at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch. The Dream Team played against the Junior Boks but lost 19-50. However, for the Dream Team players being selected to be part of the team was the real achievement.
The Dream Team is made up of players that have excelled throughout the FNB Varsity Cup in their respective teams. This was a great achievement for Wits because it was their first year back in the FNB Varsity Cup.
Michael Mtemerri, manager of the Wits Rugby first team, said that it was not the first time a player from Wits had made it to the Dream Team. However, it was the first time a player was selected and had played in a match.
Pupuma said his love for the sport is what keeps him motivated.
“One thing I’ll take from this experience is that hard work pays off. The Dream Team was selected from a pool of 300 hundred players so to be selected was a real privilege and honour,” said Pupuma.
Both teams stayed at the Stellenbosch Academy during the week leading up to the match. Pupuma said he interacted with previous Wits Varsity cup players that are now part of the Junior Boks.
Even though the FNB Varsity Cup season is over, Pupuma continues to represent Wits. He is currently representing the Golden Lions in the Super Sport Rugby Challenge.