Junior Boks No 8 up for global award

Juarno Augustus has been named as one of five nominees for the World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament.

The Junior Boks No 8 has been a standout performer throughout the tournament, thanks to his physicality and ability to score tries. He is currently the joint top try-scorer in the competition, with six.

Augustus scored twice against France in their opening match of the tournament, while he scored once in each of the matches against Georgia and Argentina, and twice in the semi-final against England.

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

The Player of the Tournament will be announced on Sunday night, following the final between New Zealand and England.

Fans can cast their vote for the Player of the Tournament on World Rugby's Facebook page until 17:30 (SA time) on Sunday.

Photo: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/World Rugby

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