Rugby

Augustus nominated for U20 Player of the Tournament

2017-06-16 20:16
Juarno Augustus (Gallo Iamges)

Cape Town - Junior Springbok No 8 Juarno Augustus has been named as one of five nominees for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Player of the Tournament, the sport’s governing body announced on Friday evening.

Augustus has been a stand-out performer for the SA Under-20’s throughout the tournament thanks to his physicality and ability to score tries, which has earned him six tries in the team’s four matches in Tbilisi, Georgia, up to now. He is currently the joint top try scorer in the competition.

Augustus touched down twice against France in their opening match of the tournament, with his second try being the vital try to draw the match, while he scored once in each of the matches against Georgia and Argentina, and twice in the semi-final against England.

He will go up against England captain and No 8 Zach Mercer and his team-mate, wing Gabriel Ibitoye, and New Zealand flyhalf Tiaan Falcon and fullback Will Jordan for the prestigious award.

The Player of the Tournament will be announced on Sunday night following the final between New Zealand and England.

Fans can cast their vote for the Player of the Tournament on World Rugby's Facebook page between now and 17:30 (SA Time) on Sunday.

Read more on:    junior springboks  |  juarno augustus  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who would you like to see start in the No 10 jersey for the Springboks in the first Test against England in June?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.