Janse van Rensburg can't hold back the emotion

Janse van Rensburg can't hold back the emotion

Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg opted to play for his side in Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Waratahs at Ellis Park, despite the loss of his mother earlier in the week.

Janse van Rensburg
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He went on to cross the whitewash twice in a commanding 55-36 bonus point victory over the visitors from Sydney.

The match was a try fest, producing 13 tries in all.

He was seen kissing his wrist strapping on both occasions and casting his eyes skywards in tribute to his late Mom.

His mother Renthea, who he admits was his 'greatest fan', passed away following a long battle against cancer but he fulfilled her wish that he play in the match.

The tearaway midfielder has now scored four tries in the opening two Super Rugby encounters of the season.

The Lions, now unbeaten in their first two starts, travel to Argentina next to face the tough Jaguares outfit and then meet the Sharks in Durban the following week.

Meanwhile, Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has confirmed that Janse van Rensburg won't be travelling with the Lions team to Argentina this week for the Jaguares clash

Video by Brenden Nel

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