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Sharks skipper Am awarded for ‘extraordinary’ URC performances



The United Rugby Championship was the perfect platform for Springbok talisman and Sharks captain Lukhanyo Am to re-emphasize his status as one of the best rugby centers in the world, and his outstanding form has been recognized after being voted Player of the Month for the month. for February.

Am has embraced the challenge of cross-continental competition, which provides an opportunity to showcase the skills and diversity of South Africa’s top players.

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The Sharks skipper was one of the main drivers of his team’s rise to eighth in the URC table, thanks to his exceptional individual play and leadership skills.

Described by local media as a ‘genius’ after his most recent appearances, Am led his team to a 29-22 win over the Bulls at Loftus last month, as well as a 29-7 win over Benetton Treviso in Italy.

His individual try against the Bulls has so far been hailed by some rugby pundits as the try of the season.

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“It was extraordinary,” said former Springbok skipper and renowned analyst Bob Skinstad.

“I couldn’t believe the level of skill he showed to get through there from that kick-off.

“Am is so calm under pressure. He talks well with the referee and has a nice demeanor. He is clearly a leader in midfield.”

The URC Player of the Month awards are selected by South African rugby journalists, through a voting process.

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