Jesse Kriel, having played for UP-Tuks in the 2013 team, was called upon by the Junior Springboks in 2014, along with his twin brother Dan, and has now firmly established himself as a valuable player in his position with a number of inspiring performances for the Blue Bulls in the 2015 Super Rugby season. He immediately hit the ground running with some impressive performances and soon got his Springbok debut at centre, where he was seen to put in top-drawer performances in a formidable pairing with Damian de Allende in the Rugby World Cup

Varsity Cup is an opportunity to encounter potential Springbok players like Kriel and Pollard, who are a testament to the type of new-generation players that are passing through the UP-Tuks production line.