Ricky ByNight and myself spent our school boy years growing up and watching Francois play rugby with my brother, you could always see this guy was going to great. This has just been proven after he got selected for the South Africa outbound touring squad to Wales in June. So from us here at MyCityByNight, we would like to send our congratulations and praises to him and wish him all the best for his tour.
It’s a very well deserved selection after probably his best season with the Stormers this year. Last year he didn’t get selected at the end of the year after a fantastic season, but this year Francois was one of the stand out flankers this year in the Super 14. With some destructive line breaks, great offloads through the tackle, stealing and turning over everything in the rucks and who could forget those massive hits we have become accustomed to by Francois, its safe to say he deserves his selection. Along with the other Stormers players, Andries Bekker, Gio Aplon and Juan De Jongh, Francois has had one of the finest seasons in the a team who has stood out like no other SA team in the Super 14 to date (with the most insane defensive record and lowest number of points/tries scored against them this season). All the players mentioned above deserved there spot and there are still the others, like Bryan Habana, Jacque Fourie and Schalk Burger who still need to get picked. This is going to one potent side of South Africa players this year, I cannot wait for the Tri Nation in August.
So once again, a big shout out to Francois from everyone here at MyCityByNight.
Also thanks to Gizella Kriel for these photo’s which were taken at the semi final here in Cape Town against the Waratahs 😉
If you haven’t seen the interview with did with Francois around the end of last year, take a look: (click here)