- The Springboks have had a killer season this year.
- Aphiwe Dyantyi mad Mzansi proud when he was named World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year.
- His debut season has been major and he has really proven that Mzansi is overflowing with untouched talent.
Our Springbok boys have been doing Mzansi proud this year. They have picked up their game and it is showing in more areas than one.
From beating the All Blacks, to smashing wins at the last minute, our boys have showed us why they deserve the recognition that they have been receiving this year.
Just on Saturday evening, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Springbok wing, made Mzansi proud in a way that we never thought was possible. For the first time ever, a South African player took the Player of the Year Award.
Previous Breakthrough Player of the Year Award winners:
2017: Rieko Ioane (New Zealand)
2016: Maro Itoje (England)
2015: Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)
Briefly.co.za learnt that Aphiwe was named the 2018 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year. He battled it out with Ireland wing Jordan Larmour and New Zealand prop Karl Tu’inukuafe, and managed to take the title.
In his first eight Test maches he scored 6 tries, two of these contributed to the monuments win against the mighty All Blacks in Wellington. He ended his debuted with a whopping 13 caps this season. This is what set him apart from the rest and made him the best.
Mzansi could not be prouder. Aphiwe has showed the world what South Africa is made of. We are honoured to have such a dedicated and talented player on our team.
Congratulations, this is a prestigious achievement and you worked hard for it.
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