Lions sweat over fitness of Bok wing
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).