Following the recent kick-off of the annual FNB Varsity Cup, Perdeby caught up wih Tuks 1 captain and flyhalf, Wesey Dunlop.
Name: Wesley Roy Dunlop
Date of Birth: 12 May 1987
Hometown: Port Elizabeth
Studying: BCom Sports Science
When did you start playing rugby? I started playing when I was about 6 or7.
You’re new to Pretoria – where have you been playing rugby in between leaving high school and coming here? After school I went to the Eastern Province Cricket Academy, as I was more of a cricketer at school. After the cricket season in 2006, I played rugby for fun with my mates at NMMU. I was then selected to play Currie Cup for the EP under 19 side. I also went to Club Champs with the 1st XV of NMMU. That was where I was seen by the Sharks. I then moved to Durban to attend the Sharks Academy where I played Sharks u21 in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 I played Vodacom Cup for the Sharks and then went on to play Currie Cup for the EP Kings. In 2010 I went back to the Sharks and went to club champs with and won with the Rovers and now I’m here.
What does your training consist of? From Monday to Friday we have three training sessions a day starting with a morning skills session and a bit of fitness. Then we gym midday with an afternoon practice where we do more fitness.
What are your goals for the future? To win the Varsity Cup and be the highest point scorer in the tournament. Then also to play Super 15 for the Bulls as well as the Currie Cup.
How would your friends describe you? I don’t know, that’s a hard question. I would have to say a guy who is always positive, happy and will do anything for his mates.
Who would you consider your role model to be? Stephan Larkham and Jonny Wilkinson.
What do you like doing in your spare time when you’re not playing rugby?I like to play golf, eat pizza, go to movies and play Xbox.