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Augustus named U20 Player of the Tournament
June 19, 2017
Junior Springbok No 8 Juarno Augustus was named the World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament on Sunday as the curtain came down on the three-week tournament at a glittering function in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Augustus, fondly known as “Trokkie” by his team-mates, crossed the tryline in each of the team’s five matches in the international spectacle to finish the tournament with a grand total of seven tries. This marked the most tries by a player in the 2017 tournament.

Augustus 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 and his team-mate 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 team-mates, 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.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Womens World Cup
Thursday, August 17 2017
13:00 - Canada vs New Zealand
15:45 - Italy vs Spain
18:00 - Australia vs Japan
18:15 - Wales vs Hong Kong
20:45 - France vs Ireland
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 19 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Saturday, August 26 2017
21:40 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Saturday, September 09 2017
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday, September 16 2017
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
QBE Stadium, Albany, North Harbour

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