Junior Springbok No 8 Juarno Augustus was named the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Player of the Tournament on Sunday as the curtain came down on the three-week tournament at a glittering function in
Augustus, fondly known as “Trokkie” by his teammates, crossed the tryline in each of the team’s five matches in the international spectacle to finish the tournament with a grand total of seven tries, the most by any player.
Augustus touched down twice against
He went up against
“It is a surreal feeling to win this award,” Augustus said. “I didn’t think I would win it.
“It is an honour and privilege for me, and certainly a highlight in my career.
“I’d like to thank my teammates, coaches and the public who voted for me. I’d also like to thank my family for their unwavering support throughout my career. This is a very special moment.”
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