Danie van Wyk is another survivor of New Zealand’s 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign in New Zealand. The 29 year old played for Namibia’s primary schools Craven Week team and attended high school in South Africa where he made the senior Western Province Craven Week side. He enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch for a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at Stellenbosch he played for Maties under-20, Victorians and from 2007-2009 Maties First XV. His debut for Namibia came against Romania at the Nations Cup in Bucharest in June 2011. Three months later he travelled with Namibia to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and played in all four matches. Van Wyk’s World Cup campaign will be remembered for the spectacular try he scored against Fiji in Rotorua. After Namibia’s defeat to Spain in November 2012 it appeared as if his career was over. Injuries and work commitments prevented him from getting back into the game but a desire to play in second World Cup got him back to the training ground at the start of the year. He resumed his international career against Tunisia in Nabeul in June. Van Wyk works in Windhoek as an Engineer for an international Diamond Mining company.