PRETORIA – Trevor Nyakane may resemble a teddy bear but he has earned a hard-as-nails reputation for the work he puts in between the four lines.
To highlight his clout, the burly Springbok prop will run out in his 100th Super Rugby match when the Bulls take on the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
Nyakane played 42 times for the Cheetahs before moving to Pretoria.
Bulls coach Pote Human heaped praise on Nyakane, who has become one of the stalwarts in the side, for his positive influence on the team.
“Trevor’s a superb player, he may have his sideshows in the dressing room, but when he is between the four lines, he performs,” Human said. “He lifts the team’s spirits, keeping them calm and positive. He and Lizo (Gqoboka) are two props that any coach will dream of working with.”