PROMISE: Juarno Augustus. Photo: CHRIS RICCO/BACKPAGEPIX
PROMISE: Juarno Augustus. Photo: CHRIS RICCO/BACKPAGEPIX
SUPPORT: Kobus van Dyk. Photo: CHRIS RICCO/BACKPAGEPIX
SUPPORT: Kobus van Dyk. Photo: CHRIS RICCO/BACKPAGEPIX
TOP TALENT: Hacjivah Dayimani. Photo: MUZI NTOMBELA/BACKPAGEPIX
TOP TALENT: Hacjivah Dayimani. Photo: MUZI NTOMBELA/BACKPAGEPIX

The future of South African rugby will be on display at Ellis Park on Saturday when Western Province tackle log leaders Golden Lions.

The match will pit two of the rising No.8s in South Africa against each other.

For the visitors, Juarno Augustus will look to give his team some good go-forward ball with his powerful runs.

At the other end of the pitch, the Lions have one of the fastest loose- forwards in the game packing down at No.8 - Hacjivah Dayimani.

Contrasting styles, but both effective, the two 20-year-olds will be out to prove to Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus that they should be part of his end-of-year touring squad.

Egging Augustus on, is WP teammate Kobus van Dyk.

Flanker Van Dyk, though, believes before his teammate can shine, they have to keep Dayimani in check.

Van Dyk explains: “We have to watch him [Dayimani].

“He likes to run in the wide channels.

“We have to put some good hits on him at the start of the match and take away his space - then he won’t have such a big influence on the game.”

Of what Augustus brings, Van Dyk adds: “He is a very good ball carrier and always takes you over the advantage line.”

With Duane Vermeulen unavailable to the national team currently and Warren Whiteley not really making an impact on attack, Erasmus and the Bok selectors will have to take a close look at this duel.

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