After garnering nearly 80 percent of the vote in his battle with Lukhanyo Am, Dillyn Leyds will face a former All Blacks flyhalf for the title of Best Try Assist.
Leyds won 79% of the vote to dethrone Lukhanyo Am as king of the try assist. However, he is likely to face a tougher battle against former All Blacks playmaker Carlos Spencer, who made a spectacular try-scoring pass against the Springboks at the 2003 World Cup.
With the All Blacks leading 24-9 in the 71st minute of the quarter-final clash with the Boks, Spencer produced a moment of brilliance to seal the game.
The All Blacks turned the ball over metres from the tryline and, spotting Joe Rokocoko in space out wide, Spencer called for the ball. While Bok wing Ashwin Willemse flew out of defence to cut Spencer’s space and time, the All Blacks flyhalf flung the ball through his legs to Rokocoko who had more than enough pace to score in the corner and seal the match.
Playing for the Stormers in a Super Rugby match against the Chiefs in 2017, Leyds pulled off a magnificent pass to set fullback SP Marais on his way to the tryline. With the Stormers 27-21 ahead in the second half, Cheslin Kolbe intercepted a pass and toed the ball. Leyds was quickest to gather the ball, but brought down by an ankle tap. However, he still managed to get the pass off to Marais from the ground in a moment of magic.
Dillyn Leyds’ offload against the Chiefs in the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby season will forever be remembered as one of the tournaments greatest moments of magic 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/GpeLb3QoM3
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