Aphiwe Dyantyi has a penchant for scoring brilliant tries, and his effort against Waratahs yesterday was no different.
The South African has been steadily building his name in Super Rugby. A spell at the Golden Lions was followed by a move to Lions earlier this year, and his form caught the eye of Rassie Erasmus.
Dyantyi earned three caps for his country during the Test series against England, starting on the wing in the victorious first test.
The 23-year-old continues to impress in club action, and he played a role in the Lions’ 44-26 comeback win. The Australian side took an early 14-5 lead, but after 25 minutes, it only took Dyantyi 13 seconds to go over for a try from deep in his own half.
The combination of guile to pull off the move and the sheer physicality to power past the opponents is something to behold.
The try inspired a comeback, as tries from Malcolm Marx, Kwagga Smith and substitute Courtnall Skosan were enough for an 18 point win in the end.
Lions top the South African table by eight points ahead of the Jaguares, and despite their defeat, Waratahs are in an identical situation in the Australian table, eight points in front of the Rebels.