Cape Town - Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has missed out on the Breakthrough Player of the Year award at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo.
Jantjies was beaten to the award by France flyhalf, Romain Ntamack with England's Joe Cokanasiga the other nominee.
Jantjies rise to fame in 2019 has been nothing short of phenominal.
He scored his fourth Test try in the 41-7 win over Japan at the beginning of September and has made ten Test appearances in all. The only Springbok match he has missed this season was the 24-18 win over Argentina in Pretoria when he was injured.
Former Springbok prop, Os du Randt, a World Cup winner in 1995 and 2007 was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.
Previous World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award winners:
2018 – Aphiwe Dyantyi (South Africa)
2017 – Rieko Ioane (New Zealand)
2016 – Maro Itoje (England)
2015 – Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)