JOHANNESBURG – Promising rookie Lions lock Rhyno Herbst has struggled to break into the starting team, but he is now making the most of his chance in the Currie Cup competition.
The 22-year-old has had to be patient and stand a few positions back in the lock queue at the union, but with Franco Mostert playing with the Springboks, Andries Ferreira injured and Ruan Ackermann no longer in Joburg, he is now getting his chance.
And how well Herbst has played so far in the Currie Cup, having formed a quite lethal second row pairing with his captain, Bok lock Marvin Orie.
“That’s what is so great about being here at the Lions ... it’s such an advantage for us youngsters being able to learn from the senior guys, like Marvin and Sous (Mostert). We’re learning from the best and for me, who is 22 years old, I can’t ask for better.
“It’s just unbelievable what I have learnt from these guys; the little detail about lock play. What a privilege.”