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    Lions sweat over fitness of Bok wing

    2018-07-30 12:19

    Johannesburg - Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi is facing a race against time to be fit for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

    Dyantyi‚ who scored a magnificent individual try against the Waratahs in the Lions' 44-26 semi-final win at Ellis Park over the weekend‚ did not reappear after the half-time break due to a hamstring injury.

    It has been a breakthrough year of massive proportions for Dyantyi, who has risen through the ranks of the Lions and Springboks in the space of 12 months and become a star player for both club and country.

    And the Lions are sweating on their powerful and pacey winger ahead of the all-or-nothing encounter.

    “Let’s hope and pray he will be fine, he has a hamstring that has twitched, so I had no option but to sub him, but what a guy to sub him with. Courtnall (Skosan) is in a class of his own, brilliant as well,” Lions coach Swys de Bruin told SuperSport.com.

    The Lions will release a full medical report later on Mondya before the team departs for New Zealand.

    Saturday's final is scheduled for 09:35 (SA time).

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