Thursday Mar 1, 2018

Incredible hooker domination on display in South Africa's Varsity Shield

Incredible hooker domination on display in South Africa's Varsity Shield
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With a full range of impressive skills on display, Walter Sisulu University hooker Maliviwe Simanga bagged Man of the Match “player that rocks” honours for his explosive performance against Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the Varsity Shield on Monday.

Simanga put on an absolute clinic with his footwork, evading more than a few tacklers, while the rest he simply swatted away with one fend-off after another.

Equally impressive was his offload to set up Henrico Koester’s try, after first making the majority of the defence miss by way of a monstrous side-step.

As if that weren’t enough, Simanga helped himself to a brace of tries, one of which was a 45-metre dash off the back of a well-timed and collected intercept. 

The visitors dominated the match with six tries to three, getting a crucial 38-21 bonus-point win.

At the weekend we saw La Rochelle’s Pierre Bourgarit score an incredible try against Toulon, and yet again, here’s another in a growing line of front-rowers who are making waves with their speed, skill, and footwork.

credit: Varsity Cup

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23

    Correction correction: One of the best sights one can see in life.

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  •  flanker2712
    flanker2712

    Correction: "one of the best sights one can see in sport"

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  •  katman
    katman

    As far as hooker play goes, he's definitely less John Smit and more Schalk Brits.

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  •  drg
    drg

    Ahhh those dusty pitches :) This guy is incredible, sort of guy that I assume was given a 2 shirt straight off the bat based on his height/weight...What an asset though, he looks like he has great explosive speed! I wonder what his fitness/speed levels are overall, he looks like he could easily slot into the backrows, or even the centres!

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  •  katman
    katman

    Having seen the size of this guy's thighs, I would be only too happy to be stepped by him.

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  •  10stonenumber10
    10stonenumber10

    Rupeni CaucauSimanga

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23

    After seeing this I maintain my stance that seeing a front rower go on a rampage is arguably one of the best sights one can see in rugby.

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