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Bok star Aphiwe Dyantyi nominated for World Rugby award

The 24-year-old is one of three candidates for the award, alongside Ireland’s Jordan Larmour and New Zealand’s Karl Tu’inukuafe.

FILE: Aphiwe Dyantyi reacts after scoring a try during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Australia at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 29 September 2018. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Star Springbok winger Aphiwe Dyantyi has been nominated for World Rugby’s Breakthrough Player of the Year award.

The 24-year-old is one of three candidates for the award, alongside Ireland’s Jordan Larmour and New Zealand’s Karl Tu’inukuafe.

Dyantyi has had a stellar first season in international rugby since he made his debut against England in the June international series, scoring a try on debut and a brace in the historic win over New Zealand in Wellington in 2018’s Rugby Championship.

In nine Tests in 2018, the Eastern Cape-born winger has scored six tries and competed in the Super Rugby Final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)