Manie Libbok: 'A really really cool player'
WATCH as Stormers star Manie Libbok shows why he could be South Africa’s best flyhalf at the moment.
The recently capped Springbok Libbok returned to action with the Stormers after a memorable year-end tour with the national side.
He celebrated his return with an incredible performance, which included a spectacle try.
Up already by 21-0, Libbok showed his clash and from around halfway on a Stormers scrum feed, he sharply stepped inside twice, beating the Dragons halves, before a third left foot step beat the covering wing.
Without a Dragons’ loose forward in sight, Libbok coasted away for the last 20 metres calling for teammates to join him for the touchdown.
The Stormers’ flyhalf was looking dangerous all afternoon, threatening the Dragons on more than one occasion.
The 25-year-old has revived his rugby career and his performance has placed loads of pressure on Springboks management to find him a regular spot in the squad.
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Speaking to reporters after the match, Dragons flyhalf JJ Hanrahan had nothing but praise – labelling the South African a triple threat.
“He is a great player. He got a kicking game, got a running game, a passing game – basically a triple threat.
“He is incredibly explosive, a really really cool player and there is a big future for him for sure.”
Meanwhile, social media also erupted with applause for the young star.
Manie Libbok is a sight to behold.
— RhymesWithRuck (@jwcoetzee) December 3, 2022
Maine Libbok is having one helluva 2022. He’s been wonderful to watch, and a great team man too apparently. Suddenly our depth at 10 is quite delicious. https://t.co/YLphwN5SzO
— Andy Skinstad (@Skinstad) December 3, 2022
Mannie Libbok is having the time of his life!🔥
— Katleho Lynch (@LynchCoach) December 3, 2022
Name a better flyhalf than Libbok in the world right now…?
— Kodde (@Xaoh_Ami) December 3, 2022