Heinz Schenk
3 minute read
29 Jan 2020
12:21 pm

Expect ‘good’ drama when the Lions pick ‘Krappies’

Heinz Schenk

22-year-old Morne van den Berg is a man known to create magic, but his fundamentals are just as sound, says one of his mentors.

Morne 'Krappies' van den Berg is now set to get more game-time for the Lions. Picture: Getty Images

It took Morne 'Krappies' van den Berg a mere 19 minutes to make his mark in a Lions jersey. Yet, as a substantial 48 000-strong crowd at FNB Stadium would discover, making one's mark doesn't necessarily only have positive connotations. When the 22-year-old scrumhalf came on as replacement during the Superhero Sunday meeting with the Bulls, his first act was showstopping. https://youtu.be/-Ow8yRIohPk?t=264 From quick ruck ball, the man with a nickname that translates to "little crabs" easily wriggled out of Cornal Hendricks' grasp, chose a tiniest of blindside gaps, staved off Manie Libbok and ran in for a 25m try....