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Sun 9 Sep 2018 | 11:22

Lions' Dayimani a backline bolter?

Lions' Dayimani a backline bolter?
Sun 9 Sep 2018 | 11:22
Lions' Dayimani a backline bolter?

EXCLUSIVE: Golden Lions loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani has set the Currie Cup alight this season but still needs some time developing his skills before being granted a chance at the highest level.

The 20-year-old may have been overlooked for a spot in the South Africa Under 20 side for the last two years but that does not mean that he is not destined for greater things.

“I am a big believer that he has got to do his apprenticeship. Let him have a good, solid Currie Cup now. These fly-by-nights happen when we pick okes too soon. I want to see okes have a good two seasons of solid Super Rugby, solid Currie Cup and then let them knock on the door,” Morgan Newman said.

While his talent is clear to see, there is a possibility that Sevens can assist his skills development.

“He could be great for Sevens and Sevens could be great for him. If physicality is a problem – and I’m not saying that it is – with hands and feet like that, why can’t we look at him as a 13 potentially?” Anton van Zyl said.


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