Dale lauds Dyantyi
School stands proud after former pupil’s exciting Springbok debut
DALE College has applauded the achievements of its former Old Boy Aphiwe Dyantyi, who is fast making a name for himself, following his debut for the Springboks in the first test against England at Ellis Park two weeks ago.
Dyantyi proved he was there to stay, when he scored a try for the Springboks in the first test and went on to win the match 42-39.
The Boks secured the three-test series after beating England 23-12 in Bloemfontein last weekend.
“He really blossomed after leaving the school.He was playing for the third team while he was still here but he blossomed when he got to university. We are very proud of him, he has added to the many rugby players that the school has produced,” acting principal Warwick Osmond said.
In a message posted earlier this month by the school before Dyantyi‘s debut match, the school inundated the Springbok wing with congratulations.
“Your hard work and dedication has truly paid off. All at Dale wish you the best of luck for your test debut. A truly remarkable achievement!”.
Dyantyi has played for the Lions in Super Rugby, the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup and the Golden Lions XV in the Rugby Challenge.
In an interview with TimesLive, after the Springbok victory, Dyantyi, said Bok coach Rassie Erasmus had encouraged him to tap into the magic that got him selected.
“He gave me the confidence by saying, ’Aphiwe just go and play your normal game,’ he said.
England coach Eddie Jones has also complimented Dyantyi and fellow-wing, S’bu Nkosi, comparing their speed to that of Jamaican legend Usain Bolt.
TRY TIME: Aphiwe Dyantyi, a former Dale College Old Boy, dives over the tryline for a try in his debut match for the Springboks in the first test against England at Emirates Airline Park