University of Johannesburg stalwart CJ Jordaan wants to make his final rugby tournament for the institution a special one when the Varsity Sevens takes place in Durban, starting on Friday.
The 25-year-old has been playing for UJ since 2013, competing in the 15-man game as well as the sevens format and emerging as one of the stalwarts in their rugby teams.
Having signed to play for the Gala Rugby Club in Scotland next year, Jordaan said his attention now was on doing well in his fourth Varsity Sevens tournament.
“We have had great preparation with a really good bunch of players,” said Jordaan, who went to Queen’s College in Queenstown. “It’s time now to go out and produce the goods.”
He added he had always enjoyed competing in the Varsity Sevens, with fond memories of his first tournament in Camps Bay, Cape Town.
“We did not get past the semifinals, but it was a great experience, with a fantastic vibe,” he said.
Having represented the Border U18 side, Jordaan said he began to focus on the sevens game when he struggled to make a breakthrough in the UJ rugby system.
“I played for the UJ junior sevens team and went on to represent the seniors and the Lions sevens teams for four years,” he recalled.