Golden Lions wing Tino Swanepoel was named the Hero of the Day after Saturday’s U18 Craven Week action.
The prestigious award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game-changing ‘hero’ moment.
Swanepoel was selected for the award by a panel of rugby experts, led by former Bok lock Victor Matfield, after he broke the deadlock in the unofficial final between the Lions and Sharks.
He got the ball just outside his 22 and ran through the opposition defence to set up a try for winger David Cary.
‘I am proud that I was able to help the team win our match against the Sharks,’ said Swanepoel.
Matfield said, ‘It was a tough game and Tino’s sudden break out of the 22 set up a beautiful try to put his team in the lead. I can’t wait to see the 17-year-old play again next year.’