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Augustus wins U20 award


  • 18 Jun 2017
Juarno Augustus against England Juarno Augustus against England

Junior Springboks No 8 Juarno Augustus was named the World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament on Sunday.

Augustus crossed the tryline in each of his team’s five matches to finish with seven tries, the most in the 2017 tournament.

He touched down twice against France in their opening match of the tournament, with his second try being the vital try to draw the match, while he scored once against Georgia and Argentina, twice in the semi-final against England and added another in the bronze playoff against France on Sunday.

He went up against England captain Zach Mercer, his teammate Gabriel Ibiotye, and New Zealand’s Tiaan Falcon and Will Jordan for the prestigious award.

'It is a surreal feeling to win this award,' Augustus said. 'I didn’t think I would win it.

'It is an honour and privilege for me, and certainly a highlight in my career.

'I’d like to thank my teammates, coaches and the public who voted for me. I’d also like to thank my family for their unwavering support throughout my career. This is a very special moment.'

The Junior Boks depart for South Africa via Istanbul on Monday and will land in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Photo: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/World Rugby

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