Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has been recognised for his stunning debut season by being nominated for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year. Jantjies has been nominated with England wing Joe Cokanasiga and flyhalf Romain Ntamack of France.
The winner will be named in Tokyo on Sunday at the World Rugby Awards but Jantjies is concentrating on the Rugby World Cup final first.
“From an individual point of view it’s obviously nice and a huge honour and privilege for me. But I can’t be stuck into that too much. There’s a World Cup Final to play this weekend, and that’s my main priority at the moment,” says Jantjies.