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    Posted: 09-Jan-2018 at 6:24am
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The gutsy scrumhalf, part of local rugby players’ exodus overseas, has been in excellent form for English side Sale.

Former Springbok and Lions scrumhalf Faf de Klerk emerged as a goal-kicking matchwinner as the Sale Sharks claimed a 30-29 victory over Harlequins in the English Premiership at the weekend.
 
De Klerk left the Lions to join the English club last year, and while he was not commonly-regarded as a place-kicker, he has adopted this role with aplomb for the Sharks.
 
The 26-year-old has quickly established himself as the first-choice scrumhalf at the Sharks due to his speed, solid service and X-factor on attack, but it’s his handy impact as a goal-kicker that has caught many by surprise.
 
Just this past weekend, De Klerk held his nerve to slot a crucial penalty with five minutes remaining to hand the Sharks a thrilling victory over the Saints.
 
It points to another string that De Klerk has added to his bow, with the nippy No 9 emerging as a highly influential allround player.
 
Notably, De Klerk’s former Lions teammate Rohan Janse van Rensburg has also very quickly become a firm fan favourite at the Sale Sharks, with his brace of tries also proving crucial to victory on Saturday.
 
However, it’s De Klerk’s professional evolution that once again raises the pertinent question of just why many South African players seem to reach the peak of personal performance only once they have headed overseas?
 
At the latest count, over 150 South Africans are plying their trade overseas, with De Klerk just one of the players who has taken his game to a new level since heading abroad.
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Ek het die wedstryd gekyk. Rohan lyk goed, maar Faf het keer op keer sy eie span onder druk gesit met sy simpel skoppe van agter die losskrum. Dit is elke keer te ver en dan het die Harlequins met 'n teenaanval gekom en amper elke keer punte aangeketen. Lyk my Alister se instruksies is nogsteeds in sy agterkop. Verder het hy 'n paar keer te lank gevat om die bal agter die losskrum weg te kry, maar andersins het hy seker nie 'n te slegte wedstryd gehad nie. Jono Ross het my nogal beindruk.
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"why many South African players seem to reach the peak of personal performance only once they have headed overseas?"  -  Se maar dankie vir AC hiervoor. Faf was uitstekend vir die leeus, nadat AC hom in die hande gekry het was hy nie die helfde van die speler wat hy was nie. 

Bly om te hoor Rohan het weer goeie vorm gekry. Maar hy moet homself nie TE veel geniet daai kant nie.....
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