Springbok hero Herschel Jantjies up for World Rugby Breakthrough award

Springbok hero Herschel Jantjies up for World Rugby Breakthrough award

- Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has been nominated for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player award

- The Bok hero features on a three-man shortlist including England wing Joe Cokanasiga and French flyhalf Romain Ntamack

- Jantjies made a name for himself on the world stage following his memorable tries against Australia and New Zealand this year

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Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies had enjoyed a stunning year for the national team.

He burst onto the international stage earlier this year when he scored tries against Australia and New Zealand in the Rugby Championships.

The diminutive scrumhalf's last minute score against New Zealand proved crucial to the Springboks being crowned as winners of the tournament.

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Jantjies' year has got even better as he was nominated for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award.

The DHL Stormers scrumhalf has been shortlisted for the honour along with England's Joe Cokanasiga and French flyhalf Romain Ntamack.

Former bok hero Bryan Habana will be on duty as one of the judges on the panel.

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The Stormers confirmed the nomination as they shared part of world rugby's statement.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Jantjies will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Springbok winger Aphiwe Dyantyi, who won the award in 2018.

He has stiff competition in the form of Cokanasiga, who has scored seven tries in only nine tests, and Ntamack, who featured prominently at the World Cup.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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