Currie Cup

WATCH: You thought Aphiwe Dyantyi was the fastest player in SA? Think again!

2018-10-22 08:00
Aphiwe Dyantyi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - A big talking point from the Sharks v Golden Lions Currie Cup clash in Durban on Saturday was when home-side substitute Aphelele Fassi chased down Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi.

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With the Sharks leading 23-10 in the 63rd minute and hot on the attack inside the Lions’ 22m area, Dyantyi - one of the finds of the Springbok season - intercepted and looked certain to score under the posts.

But, remarkably, Fassi hauled him in and social media was abuzz with amazement at the speed of the young Durbanite.

The Lions did end up scoring moments later, but it was not enough for them to haul in the Sharks.

Fassi, who was educated at Dale College in the Eastern Cape and is still only 20, has been tipped for higher honours by many in Sharks rugby circles.


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