Fullback Darren Adonis’s brilliant late break was instrumental in SWD’s 21-19 win against Border on Thursday.
SWD trailed 19-12 late in the second half, having led 14-12 at half-time. But Adonis then found space in the opposition defence and sent wing Lithemba Mpoli in for the winning score.
‘I’m feeling really happy about being named Hero of the Day,’ Adonis said. ‘I can’t stop smiling, it’s the highlight of the tournament for me so far.
‘I heard someone on the sideline say, “The gap is in front of you”, so when I got the ball I took on the space. Then I heard my teammate calling for the ball and passed it to him. It was a great feeling when we won the game because I knew that try brought us through.
‘I’m enjoying Craven Week a lot more this year. Last year I didn’t get as much ball to be able to do what I’m doing this year.’
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