Masuku is a roaring Hero

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:59
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Golden Lions prop Nkosikhona Masuku proved that you don't need to score tries or give flashy offloads in order to be the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day for Day Three.

Masuku had a huge game in the scrum, often dominating the Western Province scrum, culminating in an attacking scrum where he managed to force his opposing prop into a mistake and giving away a penalty in front of the posts.

The final game of Day Three ended in an exciting 13-all draw after the Golden Lions found themselves trailing 0-10 early in the second half, before claiming a 13-10 lead, compliments of Masuku's power at scrum time.

"We had a scrum that we had to win so I dug deep and managed to win the scrum and a penalty for my team. It is a great experience being the Hero of the Day and I hope that it will inspire others to do their best to achieve their goals," Nkosikhona Masuku said.

Nkosikhona was selected for the award by an appointed panel of rugby experts, led by Springbok legend Victor Matfield.

"It was a tough game and there were quite a few heroic moments from both teams. Nkosikhona, however, stood out and was very impressive as he dug deep and gave everything for his team at scrum time. 

"His effort resulted in a penalty that put his team in the lead for the first time in the match," Matfield said.