Could Faf De Klerk by player of the tournament

Scrum half

nounRUGBY

  1. a half back who puts the ball into the scrum and stands ready to receive it again.

That’s the dictionary definition, however for me it should be rewritten…

A half back who not only puts the ball into the scrum and stands ready to receive it, but also has …

  • A pass with speed and precision
  • An excellent kicking game,
  • Good decision making under pressure
  • Split second timing to make the right type of pass work
  • Provide his or her team with positive outcomes
  • High levels of fitness
  • Able to rattle the opposition
  • Be the ref’s best friend
  • Probably have the largest mouth on (and off) the pitch (see XX)

Faf De Klerk ticks every box and more.

That’s why I’m delighted to see De Klerk signing a new contract keeping him at Sale until 2023 and fit for a storming World Cup run in Japan. Faf does the simple things superbly, and the superb moves simply. Rugby is, and always will be, a team game with players pulling together…however Faf is one of those players who can lift a team by himself and turn a game on its head with his sparkling form. Certainly one to watch in Japan.



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