Marais hails Nyakane showing
Johannesburg - Bulls head coach Nollis Marais hailed prop Trevor Nyakane's
performance in the wake of their 26-13 win over the Jaguares at the weekend.
It was only the second win of the season for the
Pretoria-based side who have really struggled this season.
Marais was relieved with the win, especially as his job
appeared to be on the line after a terrible tour of New Zealand.
The 45-year-old tactician made special mention of Nyakane,
who has made the not-so-easy change from loosehead to tighthead in the frontrow.
Nyakane won three crucial turnovers and also covered a lot
of ground, making an impressive 13 tackles in the rare win at Loftus on the
"I feel Trevor had one of his best performances in the
scrums and also on defence," Marais told rugby365.com.
"He made a huge impact on the team.
"A player of Trevor's calibre you don't find
everywhere. I have huge respect for him.
"A lot of people said he won't be able to convert to
tighthead. He was up against one of the best scrums [in Super Rugby] and was
"All credit to him, Pierre [Schoeman], Lizo [Gqoboka]
and Martin Dreyer."