CAPE TOWN – Stormers coach Robbie Fleck believes Dillyn Leyds is rediscovering the form that made him a Springbok in 2017.
Leyds was sensational in the Stormers’ win over the Rebels in Melbourne last Friday, scoring a spectacular solo try and also putting his teammates into space with a couple of deft passes.
The former Bishops star has often been shifted around the backline between fullback and left-wing, and even been played at flyhalf before, but it seems he has now found his home at No 11.
Crucially, though, the Stormers have actively involved Leyds more in their attacking moves, with his creativity being called in at first-receiver, particularly from second-phase ball. It was one such move that saw Leyds twinkle-toe his way past a couple of defenders before off-loading to Damian de Allende to run through under the posts.
It was not quite like THAT pass against the Chiefs a couple of years ago, but it once again showed what Leyds could offer the Boks.