MAGIC-MAKER: Sharks coach rates Lukhanyo Am as best in the world

The Sharks ultimately did just enough to come away with a much-needed URC win over the Bulls on Saturday, with Am scoring a remarkable try as the visitors clinched a 29-22 triumph.

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The clash was a rather scrappy and ill-tempered affair, but the highlight was undoubtedly the stunning try scored by Am just before half-time.

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“We do have the best centre in the world,” Everitt said in the post-match press conference.

“The try he scored just before halftime and the steal towards the end of the match are moments that take the wind out of your sail. When he plays at 13 he is probably one of the best players on the field, and when we play him at 12 he has been one of the on the field.

“It is hard to say (how he is going to be in the coming years) but every time he puts on the Sharks or the Springboks jersey he seems to make magic,” added Everitt.

“He is an unbelievable rugby player. I think what happens with age is that you make better decisions whether on attack or defence.

“You execute a little bit better because you understand the game more because you have experienced situations more often. You get it right and he certainly got that. One will have to wait and see whether he will lose his pace when he gets older but he is certainly in fine form at the moment.

Below you can watch Am’s effort for the Sharks, which is sure to be a Try of the Season contender:

LUKHANYO AM!@Vodacom #URC #BULvSHA #SSRugby pic.twitter.com/07jVeGBwMv

— vodacomrugby (@VodacomRugga) February 12, 2022

Scorers

Bulls – (5) 22

Tries: Cornal Hendricks, Marcell Coetzee, Simphiwe Matanzima, Madosh Tambwe

Conversion: Chris Smith

Sharks – (19) 29

Tries: Henco Venter, Bongi Mbonambi, Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi

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