JOHANNESBURG – The Lions are only two games into their Currie Cup campaign and already young fullback Tyrone Green is emerging as one of their heroes.
The 21-year-old played a big part in helping his side come back from a significant deficit to beat the Pumas 38-37 in round one, while last weekend in Cape Town against Western Province he scored a solo try from 60 metres out to guide his side to another come-from-behind win, this time a 30-28 victory.
Lions boss Cash van Rooyen said it was a pleasure to work with “the tough little guy with a big heart”.
“Tyrone’s always willing to learn and he wants to get better, so coaching him is a pleasure,” said Van Rooyen. “He’s got a good head on his young shoulders, and he’s quite a tough little man. But, he’s got a big heart.”
Lions skills coach Neil de Bruin called Green, a star for the SA U-21 team a year ago, “a real fighter”.