UCT Varsity Cup star, Shaun McDonald, talks to us about his rise up the ranks…
What is your first rugby memory?
My first memory of my first game was when I was 7 years old. I played a match against Monte Vista Primary school and one of the kids hit me in the face. I started to cry. My dad said if I stop crying he will pay me R10 each time I score a try. That day I scored 7 times.
How did it happen that you played for UCT?
I played for Villagers Club in 2012. We had a match against UCT. After the season I was called by the UCT coach who offered me a place in his pre season squad.
What made UCT win the VC?
Our whole team believed in each other and played like a family. We never gave up and trusted each other.
Was there a time in the final that you thought it was to late too win?
Never. I believed from the start that we were going to win the game even when we where 33-15 behind I still believed we would win.
Any rugby role models?
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Going overseas, playing in a rugby test match and racing in a F1 car around a race track.